Bild posted an interview with Alonso:
http://www.elcorreo....1009240924.html (spanish news about it)
He basically says (from what I understand in the spanish news site) that he believes he will win this championship with Webber second Vettel third Hamilton fourth and Button fifth.
I am an Alonso fan but I really have to cringe at the quote I read in Bild, in which he said that Vettel won't win the title because (amongst other reasons) he has had 'too many accidents' and that Webber has a good chance because 'he is the most consistent of all of us'.
First, Vettel has had no more accidents than Alonso from what I remember (although Vettel's tend to involve other cars) and on the consistency stakes, surely Hamilton deserves a mention? Okay, he made 3 important mistakes at Monza and was very lucky not to crash out at Spa, but otherwise has been very consistent. Needless to say, neither McLaren driver is considered by Alonso.
I hope Alonso wins the title but I find this incessant bitterness (that's how it comes across) really a bit sad. In contrast he has lots of nice things to say about Schumacher which is interesting.
Nor do I believe for a second that Alonso feels under no pressure. He knows that without his string of mistakes this year he would be comfortably leading the championship by now and I'm sure he would very dearly love to take the title at his first attempt with Ferrari. Still, I do believe the Red Bulls are under the most pressure, simply because they have the fastest car and will take a lot of stick if they cannot get at least one title with such a machine.
Edited by topical, 24 September 2010 - 13:47.