"I think that with this car we can fight for the World Championship, because in five races we have finished second once and had two wins," he said, sounding more upbeat about his title chances than he has in some time.
"From now on, we must manage to produce a consistent performance and score as many points as possible," he added. "We are well aware that we are not the quickest and to change that many people are working night and day at the track and in Maranello."
If the car does get a boost in performance to add to the Ferrari
consistency and Alonso's own driving skills, then the rest of the field will be feeling very worried indeed on the evidence of this weekend's race in Spain.