"It is a brutally competitive business."
With that, Red Bull signed off its confirmation that, after just five races of the Formula Renault 3.5 season, it was dropping Lewis Williamson from its junior ranks.
The Scot joins a very long list of drivers to be unceremoniously dumped by the Austrian drinks giant's driver programme, but rarely has anyone been dealt such an incredibly harsh hand.
Red Bull drops Williamson from its junior programme, promotes Felix da Costa
Nico Muller fastest in rain-hit Formula Renault 3.5 session at the Nurburgring