Fittipaldi: Alonso has a shot at 2018 title


Two-time World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi believes Fernando Alonso can fight for the title next season once McLaren switch to Renault power.

Alonso was once again full of praise for the McLaren chassis after following up an impressive Q1 session in Mexico City with a points finish on Sunday.

And that optimism for the future at McLaren is shared by Fittipaldi, who reckons the team will become a different animal after they replace the Honda power unit with a Renault one.

"I think it will be much better," Fittipaldi told AS.

"I think Fernando is the best and I also think McLaren has a great car.

"As Alonso said the other day, it is a great car in the corners.

"So if they continue with that quality of chassis and aerodynamics with the Renault engine next year, they can fight for podiums, victories and even the title."