As the tension built during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend, Lewis Hamilton faced endless questions about the pressure of this world championship decider.
When he qualified a sedate (by his standards) three-and-a-half tenths off arch-rival Nico Rosberg, the interrogation gained momentum. Why had he struggled to put together good laps when it really mattered in Q3? Was the intensity getting to him? Would he crack?
Hamilton's response to these lines of questioning was perfunctory and predictable. He wouldn't change his approach; he would race to win like he always did; he was in control.