Why Alonso should be leading the championship

Why Alonso should be leading the championship

Fernando Alonso's comments about how he will win the title this year have been viewed as too optimistic by some people. Tony Dodgins, however, believes it would be a mistake to write him off

Some will view Fernando Alonso's assertion that he still sees himself winning the championship as the proclamation of a madman, but let's have a look.

In Bahrain, Alonso qualified third, 0.36s behind Felipe Massa when he didn't get his sectors together on his qualifying lap, but there were no mistakes on race day as he took second place from the Brazilian at the first corner and then full advantage when pole man Sebastian Vettel was hobbled by a rogue spark plug. Alonso's Ferrari career was off to a winning start with a 25-point maximum.

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