If you were Nico Rosberg or Lewis Hamilton at this moment in time, with the title on the line, how would you approach the final eight grands prix of the 2014 Formula One season?
Would you take each race as it comes, focusing on extracting the utmost from every individual weekend? Or would you drive against the backdrop of the world championship standings, calculating from the cockpit of your car?
Would you hide your telemetry and adopt the poker face in an attempt to gain every possible advantage? Or would you openly hand over your car data, delivered with a simple message: "Catch me if you can"?
The battle between Hamilton and Rosberg, the Mercedes maestros, was always regarded as a meeting of minds, a clashing of styles—and their differences will become ever more distinct as things get more serious, as races run out and as desperation creeps in.
One thing that could play on the minds of both drivers—although, admittedly, perhaps not at the forefront of their thinking—is history.
With all but one of the remaining venues having hosted grands prix in the past, the previous results and performances of both Rosberg and Hamilton could provide some vital clues about just how they will perform this year.
A track that ranks among the favourites of one driver, for example, could be the worst nightmare of the other.
Such is the way of modern sport that Hamilton and Rosberg are likely to pinpoint the exact races in which they will look to attack and highlight the ones to switch to damage limitation mode.
Here are their head-to-head records in the remaining races of 2014.