You're sitting on the McLaren pitwall at Monza this year watching Sebastian Vettel cruising to a stunning maiden victory for himself and Toro Rosso. Sure, the race would have been yours were it not for the wrong tyre call on Lewis Hamilton's car, but of bigger concern to you is the fact that your other machine had started alongside Vettel on the front row, yet it never gave the young German any trouble from start to finish.
What if Vettel had been driving a Ferrari? Instead of the pleasant surprise of a win for the team that used to be Minardi, McLaren could have lost vital ground in the title race. In that situation, with Hamilton mired in the second half of the grid, you'd be looking for Heikki Kovalainen to make sure the Ferrari didn't make a serious dent in your lead driver's title bid.
Of course, Vettel has proven on several occasions in his 18 months racing in Formula One that he is a special talent. So as you climb down from your perch at the end of the race, the 21-year-old's Monza performance confirms your suspicions that you need to put the last teammate to beat him over a season - Mercedes-backed Paul di Resta - in a McLaren sooner rather than later.