When the call comes from Ferrari, it's difficult to say no. Especially if you are Italian. That's why Giancarlo Fisichella jumped ship from the Force India team with which he'd just claimed only the fourth pole of his Formula 1 career - and very nearly a fourth victory - to contest the final five races of the 2009 season with the Scuderia.
"It was impossible to say no to Ferrari," says Fisichella of the invitation to race for the team straight after he'd finished less than a second behind future team-mate Kimi Raikkonen in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. "Especially for me, because I was coming to the end of my career. It was going to be my only chance to drive for Ferrari in F1.
"I was in a difficult position because at that moment the Force India was competitive. I'd been on pole at Spa and finished second, and even if I didn't have good results in the final five races with Ferrari, I still think it was the choice of my life."