Fernando Alonso may have endured a rotten three years with McLaren-Honda, but thanks to the arrival of new engine supplier Renault at the team for 2018, could he be in line to fight for a third Formula 1 world championship next season?

Alonso's natural talent behind the wheel of an F1 car is undeniable, with the Spaniard regularly turning in displays far outstripping the performance and quality of the tools he has to work with.

We even got a glimpse of it in Mexico when Alonso fought valiantly against Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, keeping the world champion back for a number of laps despite being in a much slower car.

If Renault has been able to power Red Bull to three race wins through 2017, with some improvement from its side, could it launch McLaren and Alonso into the thick of the title fight?

You can have your say on Alonso's 2018 F1 title hopes in our debate of the day on the Crash forum.

Crash will be running forum debates every day during the winter in preparation for the 2018 season debating a range of topics and issues – but you can submit your own ideas here.


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