Alonso: Title is Hamilton’s to lose

Date published: October 1 2017

With a 28-point advantage in the standings, Fernando Alonso believes this year’s World title is Lewis Hamilton’s to lose.

Hamilton has come from behind to lead the Drivers’ Championship after claiming three wins in as many races since the summer break.

Many are predicting that the title is now in Hamilton’s hands given his 28-point advantage over Vettel.

And that’s a sentiment echoed by Alonso.

“I think so,” he told Sky Sports F1.

“Now the championship is not as it was before Singapore where the two were equal. Now there’s a clear advantage for Lewis.

“It’s a risky situation now for Vettel.

“There is no more room for mistakes, while before they were in the same position.

“Lewis has a better chance now, but there are still six races remaining and anything can happen.”