Under the circumstances, the Spaniard's like and dislikes have become extremely relevant. So, ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend, the 2-time world champion gave the media a name: Robert Kubica.
“When we say all these things, my best relationship is with Robert and I would like to see him win the championship. But it is quite difficult because the performance of his car means it will be difficult to recover 12 points. But I will do my own job but when you see the results you prefer some teams to win or some teams to win compared to others”, admitted Alonso.
Of course, the one man he wouldn't like to see world champion is Lewis Hamilton. And it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. When referring only to the two main title contenders Felipe Massa and Hamilton, Alonso made it very clear where he stands.
“First of all we need to have a competitive car here in Shanghai and in Brazil to be fighting with McLaren and Ferrari, and if we do that and Felipe Massa wins the race and I am second or third, I will be happy for Felipe to take as many points as possible and this is the only approach”, added Alonso.
The Ferrari driver is currently 2nd overall in the championship classification, 5 points behind leader Lewis Hamilton and 7 points ahead of 3rd place Robert Kubica. In the manufacturers' standings, Ferrari regained top spot after the Fuji Speedway, now holding a 7-point advantage over rivals McLaren and 14 points ahead of BMW Sauber.