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vintly

Mostly bacon
Premium Contributor
If it's true then it sounds like they're looking to come second in the WCC and Gasly might not do the job.
 

RasputinLives

So Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Contributor
Sounds to me like someone's agent has used a connection at an F1 website to keep their driver talked about in the press
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
I know I hammered gasly but he is up against the toughest teammate in F1 currently & 1 of toughest I can remember. but there is no upside to this
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
it sort of unsurprising but surprising news. as its unsurprising that Gasly's dropped as much as I have sympathy for him as his teammate is Verstappen who with Hamilton are the 2 best drivers on the grid. it was coming you just cant be lapped by teammate twice in last 4 races or 5pts clear of Sainz in McLaren when your teammate in 7pts behind Bottas. I cant blame Red Bull because they have been more patient than normal. im probably harsh but I stick with what I said in febuary he got that drive because there was no one else & on the back of 2 good races Bahrain & Hungary

but its surprising because I thought he would last season or it would be Kyvat because they risk ruining a great poteinal talent in albon. I though they go for expierence of Kyvat
 

sobriety

Pole Sitter
Thing is, the impression I've got from Albon is that he's been fast, but accident prone, Gasly hasn't been fast.

The old adage of "you can make a fast driver reliable, but you can't make a reliable driver fast" is at play here.
 

Angel

Pole Sitter
Contributor
To be fair F1Brits_90 Red Bull know what Kvyat is capable of, they're giving Albon the nod to see what he can do in the car before they decide who should partner Max next year. I can see the logic but I'd still be gutted if I was Daniil. Maybe they are putting Albon in that car too soon, only time will tell on that.

Thing is, the impression I've got from Albon is that he's been fast, but accident prone, Gasly hasn't been fast.

The old adage of "you can make a fast driver reliable, but you can't make a reliable driver fast" is at play here.
sobriety I had only heard that adage used for F1 cars before, not drivers. I guess it works for both.
 

gethinceri

Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan.
Contributor
Thing is, the impression I've got from Albon is that he's been fast, but accident prone, Gasly hasn't been fast.

The old adage of "you can make a fast driver reliable, but you can't make a reliable driver fast" is at play here.
Except that isn't the old adage.
 

RasputinLives

So Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Contributor
Might get worse for Gasly come the end of the year because I think Vips will get that Toro Rosso seat.

I'm surprised as I thought they'd give Gasly a full year.
 

Titch

Champion Elect
Premium Contributor
Why don’t Red Bull just give all the junior drivers a race. Just the one. Or better yet, invite Vettel back.
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
well we all know what happened the last time someone got demoted & gasly has got the perfect teammate to talk to. but this will be making or breaking of him because we all know the almost breakdown kyvat had under the scrutiny.

but its a amazing story for albon because 16 months ago im not saying doomsday scenario that his single seater career was over but he was a driver that doesn't have a budget & he got a 1 race deal at DAMS impressed enough to convince them to take talent over money. takes the next 3 poles & finishes 2nd in potentially 1 of the strongest seasons of F2. then 9 months without backing. he gets a Formula E drive & no offence you think here we go its another driver who has talent but not the money bird Frijns Da Costa Rosenquist (or luck when theyve made F1 Buemi Vergne Di grassi) who will slip through the F1 net. then he gets the Toro Rosso drive now hes in Red Bull. warms the heart that in increasing times where size of wallet is more important that talent does win sometimes

kubica must be really helpful in development & set up. but we don't see that or if im being harsh brings alot of revenue to the team
 

RasputinLives

So Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Contributor
There's always Ocon, just saying... Williams run the Mercedes engine still right? Ocon is still a Mercedes driver.
Why would Ocon want to go drive a Williams at the back of the grid and risk being shown up by George Russell and losing his possible seat at Merc? Lots for him to lose, not much for him to gain.
 

Angel

Pole Sitter
Contributor
Why would Ocon want to go drive a Williams at the back of the grid and risk being shown up by George Russell and losing his possible seat at Merc? Lots for him to lose, not much for him to gain.
See I hadn't looked at it that way, darn your logic and good sense ;)
 
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