Red Bull's Chief Advisor Dr Helmut Marko is convinced that the problems that Pierre Gasly has been facing this season are psychological in nature.
Pierre Gasly replaced Daniel Ricciard in the Red Bulls first season this season, but the Frenchman did not find himself in the first half of the season and was no match for teammate Max Verstappen.
The Red Bull team has thus decided to replace Alexander Albon at the next race at Spa Francorchamps, while Gasly returns to Toro Rosso to join Daniel Kvyat.
Helmut Marko believes that Gasly is dealing with psychological problems stemming from winter testing.
“Before the season, I was convinced that Gasly was psychologically strong enough, but I was obviously mistaken. He was very good last year in qualifying and had no problems overtaking, while this year he showed us none of these qualities. I have the feeling that he never picked up after the winter test collisions he felt responsible for. ”