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Alonso reveals biggest threats

Fernando Alonso says there are two men he thinks will emerge as his main F1 title challenge
Fernando Alonso has reportedly named the two drivers who he thinks will be his biggest challengers for the F1 title through the remainder of the season.

Alonso holds a 40 point lead with the season now in its summer break, with Mark Webber the closest driver in the title race, with Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen all close behind the Australia.

Given the way the first half of the season went, many believe that the title is still wide open heading into the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa at the start of September but Alonso said there were two of the chasing pack who he expected to emerge as the biggest threats.

“Hamilton and Vettel are the drivers we have focused on since the beginning,” the Spaniard was quoted as telling Totalrace. “They are the biggest challengers, but all of the teams are close.

“Hopefully, they will fight among themselves and not one of them will dominate.”

However, despite backing Hamilton and Vettel, Ferrari ace Alonso insisted that the title race was still all to play for.

“I think the distance between the top five, top six is not impossible to recover,” he said. “You just need one good race or two good races and you are up there.”



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Mind Games - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 2:22 PM

Haha, am I the only one sees Alonso is playing a bit of mind games here. Webber has more points than Vettel but he didn't mention his name. Kimi is only 1 point behind Hamilton, he didn't mention his name either. I think he wants to get Webber and Kimi pissed off so that they will fight with Vettel and Hamilton. Alonso did say "Hopefully, they will fight among themselves and not one of them will dominate.". :-o

blublz

August 17, 2012 12:34 PM

The biggest threat could be his team mate, Felipe's innability to take points of the main competition cost Alonso two years ago (and possibly Schumachers 06 campaign). Using this years scoring Felipe has fewer points than in his debut season at the halfway point. Although if Ferrari find a way to get Felipe anywhere near the front of the grid, Alonso will do the rest.



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