Stick or twist? That is the confounding question perennially facing Formula 1 drivers when trying to read the driver market, and how their own futures might fit into that shifting landscape.
It's something akin to crossing the road backwards wearing a blindfold, while being chased by a rabid dog. Your life absolutely depends on making the right move, but it's a situation fraught with peril, about which you can never know the full picture.
"Part of being a complete Formula 1 driver is being able to pick the teams to race at, being able to read the paddock and choose where to be at the right time," says Channel 4 F1 analyst and former grand prix driver Karun Chandhok.