15 Mar 2009

Alonso rates F1 chances

12:25 pm on 15 March 2009

The Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso is exuding more confidence about his chances of winning a third World Championship for Renault this season.

The 2005 and 2006 champion says he's much more optimistic than this time last year.

He says after the first two or three races in 2008 he thought he'd be a tourist for the rest of the Championship, and that is what happened.

But Alonso rates his chances of being champion again at seven out of 10.

Alonso finished 5th in the championship in 2008.