As the speculation about Fernando Alonso's future rumbles on, other drivers continue to be dragged into the debate. A popular suggestion a few weeks ago was that to make way for the Spaniard, Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz would ask David Coulthard to retire, or maybe move him into Scuderia Toro Rosso. That may make sense to some people, but it's not a plan that DC himself has much time for.
"You're the first journalist to ask me!" he said when I mentioned the issue last week. "What everyone forgets is that we have sensible contracts. I can't comment on Mark's contract, but rest assured after 12 seasons in F1 or whatever I didn't join Red Bull with a contract that can have them stick me in a DTM car or something.
"I know my contract, and I know Dietrich, and a lot of my negotiations have been directly with him, and then the details have been finalised with Martin [Brundle] and Christian [Horner]. That's the level at which things happen. And I was with him on Monday. If there was something that had to be undone from the contract, or something that was different, I'm sure I would have known about it."