Alonso names preferred candidates for 2018


Fernando Alonso has named the two drivers who he would most like to see win this year’s World title, and it is not much of a surprise.

Without putting his own name forward, the double World Champion was asked by AS to choose a driver to win the world championship.

He replied: “[Stoffell] Vandoorne.”

Asked for another not in his team, he said: “Carlos [Sainz], obviously.”

Okay, so a non-team-mate non-Spanish driver?

“I don’t know, I don’t have any preference,” he said.

As for whether Lewis Hamilton winning again, told that a fifth for the Mercedes driver would be ‘incredible for F1’, Alonso replied: “Right now, yes, because he won last year, but two years ago it could have been Rosberg, who ended as champion.

“And a few years ago, someone else. I don’t know.”