How will new upcoming British star Lewis Hamilton cope with the white heat of the Grand Prix arena and a McLaren berth alongside Fernando Alonso? This Alonso/Hamilton question seems to have split the sport's pundits.
Some think it's a fantastic opportunity for Lewis, who will grab it with both hands. Others consider it a daft risk that isn't necessary. Psychologically, they suggest, Alonso could finish Hamilton before he has really started.
The psychology of a business where there's nowhere to hide is fascinating. A decent sports coach always has an answer. If his tennis player is blown off court by an opponent, he identifies key points and proposes a practice plan they can begin work on next morning.
Like any kind of man management it's about targeting attainable goals and providing the motivation to reach them. If the coach shrugs and says, 'dunno mate', then his player becomes a gibbering wreck who goes out and buys a set of golf clubs.