Pierre Gasly and Charles Leclerc are ready for their promotions to the big-time with Ferrari and Red Bull in Formula 1, there's no doubt about that. But it's impossible to say, conclusively, that they will cut it in the white-hot intensity of the front of the grand prix field.
Those two statements might seem at odds, but they encapsulate a fundamental truth that nothing prepares you for the pressure, the demands, the sky-high standards right at the top of elite sport.
It's not a question of speed, it's not a question of overtaking ability, it's not a question of feedback quality and it's not a question of consistency. It's about delivering those proven qualities amid the most intense scrutiny, which is phenomenally difficult.