Alonso: Hamilton Will Be World Champion
When asked is he has a personal thing against Lewis, the Spaniard insisted “no, they are not with him. I told many times that I have great respect to Lewis and we speak together. Last year was the same thing. We were in the drivers' room, we speak together and we had no problems. But I think I will always prefer any team other than McLaren to win.”
More, the Renault driver argued that Hamilton has the highest chance of walking away with the title this year. On a regular race day and with no unfortunate incidents throughout the weekend, both Massa and Hamilton on the overall podium should be regarded as a normal thing insisted Alonso.
“Lewis is the clear favorite. He is seven points ahead and here, if he finishes the race, it will be enough to win the championship. In the top five (is easy because) he is quick enough to win the championship. So Lewis is going to win.”
“I think nothing will happen, or hopefully nothing will happen. I don't see any possibility of someone crashing with Felipe or crashing with Lewis. The race will be very, very clean, I hope. And theoretically they will finish both in the podium – this is a normal situation and a normal race.”
Hamilton only needs 5th or best to secure a maiden title inside the Great Circle, on the condition that Massa finishes the Interlagos event in 1st place. Both Hamilton and his team admitted that their main focus for Sunday is not going for the win but score enough points to bring home the drivers' crown. That basically means McLaren have already byed the constructors' title this year, as Ferrari already hold a 9-point advantage over rivals ahead of Brazil.