Fernando Alonso: 'Ferrari slower than rivals'

Fernando Alonso
© PA Photos
Fernando Alonso denies that he is the favourite for the Formula 1 title, despite holding a 40-point lead.

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has insisted that he should not be considered the favourite for the Formula 1 championship as his car is slower than those of his rivals.

Alonso, who currently leads the championship by 40 points from Mark Webber, has not been impressed with his Ferrari's speed over the last few races and claimed that it is anyone's guess where the title will go.

"We've seen in the first part of the season that two or three bad races can make you lose everything," Sky Sports News quotes Alonso as saying.

"In terms of performance, I think of the contenders, or the guys who are at the front, we are clearly the slowest.

"So we have a point advantage [but] we have a performance disadvantage. I don't think that we are favourite."

The Belgian Grand Prix takes place this weekend.

You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



TeamPoints
1Mercedes357
2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
7Sergio PerezForce India56
8Esteban OconForce India45
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso35
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand