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Prison & torpedoes: F1's most unlikely mid-season driver switches

Formula 1 is on its mid-season holiday, but that did not stop Red Bull causing a shock by demoting Pierre Gasly to its junior team Toro Rosso - with Alexander Albon promoted to replace him. Gasly had only been driving for Red Bull since the start of the season but has managed no podium finishes, while team-mate Max Verstappen has won twice and been in the top five at every race in 2019 - and so the team have taken action. Albon, a 12-race rookie who has never finished in the top five, now has the toughest job in Formula 1 - trying to beat Verstappen. But the sport has a history of drivers being given unexpected chances. Some rise to the occasion, others do not. Here are some of the most...
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