You are Fernando Alonso. On Friday afternoon, just moments before second practice got underway at Monza, your dreams for the future took a huge battering.
When your manager whispered in your ear that Ferrari had just extended Kimi Raikkonen's contract for another year, you were not totally surprised. But, it was still enough to leave you disappointed.
Word on the paddock grapevine had told you several months ago that such a deal was going to happen, but still it hurt deep inside that a chance to join F1's most mythical, and most competitive, team had gone.
Later that afternoon, after a miserable time on track, you told the press that your choice of team next year was going to be the gamble of your life. With offers on the table from BMW Sauber and Honda if you choose to leave your friends at Renault, there are three clear options for the future.