A PERFECT FIT?
"AND Sebastian Vettel crosses the line to win his first race for Mercedes."
Fantasy? Maybe not.
All the talk, of course, is of Vettel having already signed for Ferrari in 2015.
But F1 is nothing but unpredictable and the changes at Mercedes have got me thinking.
Ross Brawn's likely departure, and the arrival of Paddy Lowe from McLaren as an executive director alongside Toto Wolff are just further evidence of Mercedes's ambition to assemble a team they see as worthy of the future they obviously desire.
And what team, especially a German team, would turn their nose up at the chance of having a driver capable of winning four, back-to-back, world titles, especially a German driver.
It would seem a perfect fit.
Vettel, of course, may have different ideas. He may well want to shadow fellow German Michael Schumacher's career and opt for the prancing horse.
Driving for the Italian outfit is the dream of many, if not all, drivers, after all, given the history and prestige that goes along with it.
But Vettel also has a huge hunger for success. If Mercedes can convince him they can deliver him even more world championships, he may find it hard to resist.
And Mercedes may be very persuasive. They convinced Lewis Hamilton, after all, to leave McLaren, at a time when McLaren were winning races and challenging for championships, and Mercedes were frequently stuck in the midfield.
That decision looks like genius now, but it was anything but clear cut at the time and it was only Mercedes' talk, which made Hamilton do the walk down the pitlane.
Vettel going to Mercedes could, of course, put Hamilton's position there in jeopardy.
If he has a decent car next year, Lewis will have to get on with the job of winning races, or he could find himself replaced by a German who is making a bit of a habit of it.