Competitor’s inconsistency and DNF helped a lot Fernando Alonso and also he credited by Ferrari’s consistent points finish. The Spaniard is still top in 2012 divers’ championship, last four races he finished two times third position, one fifth and one DNF. Now he is 29 points ahead of first runner-up Sebastian Vettel.
This season first seven races produce seven different drivers. McLaren started this season with better results at Australia, Malaysia, and China, after they are finished with better points at Hungarian GP. Other main rival Red Bull earned maximum in Australia, Bahrain, Monaco, and Great Britain.
Former Formula 1 driver and three-time F1 World Champion Niki Lauda says double world champion Fernando Alonso will be a triple world champion at the end of the season.
“Fernando Alonso – because he is making all the right moves. He is fast and he is getting the car over the finish line. He is aggressive when needed. He is Mr Right, right now,” Niki Lauda explained.
“It is always a combination of both sides. The team has to understand what is wrong with the car and the driver has to do the right thing. And then you can compensate for a poor start to the season,” the Austrian explained.
“He will be champion if he carries on like he has done up until now. I say that he will carry on racing the way he has done so far and then the list of those who count themselves still in the running is dramatically reduced.”
But Alonso is still focusing upcoming races, his main rival’s McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and defending world champion Sebastian Vettel currently in better form. And also he is worried he may not be able to hold off his competitors much longer. Still both Ferrari guys struggled with their poor qualifying pace.
“In the end it went well but we definitely can’t go on like this,’ Alonso said.
“It can’t always be the case that my closest rival retires, as has happened in the last two races, and we can’t think of carrying on to the end of the season with qualifying sessions like (Saturday) when our performance was almost a second off the best.”