Earlier today, as the result of a conversation I had with somebody allegedly in the know, I posted a blog speculating that Ana Beatriz's one-off test with Andretti Autosport this week at Sebring might have been a precursor to something more sinister.
I headlined the piece, "Is James Hinchcliffe's IndyCar ride in danger?"
I have since been contacted by Andretti Autosport (as well as by several other people close to the IndyCar scene) who have suggested my concerns are groundless.
Said the Andretti spokesman: "I can assure you with 100 per cent certainty that James Hinchcliffe is not going anywhere except behind the wheel of the No. 27 Andretti Autosport GoDaddy.com Chevrolet. We're thrilled to have him on our team and to be representing Go Daddy."
To which I say, great.
In the original blog, I wondered what Beatriz was doing in Hinchcliffe's car instead of one of the other Andretti Autosport cars and, as my contact suggested, put forth the opinion that this would not have happened with drivers at, say, Penske Racing or Chip Ganassi Racing.
I then wrote: "And this could very well be much ado about nothing."
And as it's turned out, it was.