F1 commentator Martin Brundle has said that he is not sure whether the Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso will be able to win the Drivers’ Championship at the end of this season. Fernando Alonso currently has a 40 point advantage over the Red bull drivers Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel.
However, with 9 races still remaining in the calendar, Martin Brundle believes that anything can happen in the second half of the season. The second half of the F1 calendar will be resuming with the Belgian Grand Prix in the first week of September.
Speaking ahead of the race, Martin Brundle has said that he is much looking forward to the second half of the season and hopes that it is as exciting as the first half. Ferrari certainly do not have the fastest car on the paddock. This means that they are unlikely to win both the championships according to the commentator Martin Brundle. Even the Italian team themselves have admitted that they have to work a lot harder in order to make the current car competitive with the likes of McLaren and Red bull. He has said that Alonso will certainly require help from other areas in order to maintain the advantage in the title race.
“I think Alonso’s going to have to rely on Red Bull and McLaren and Lotus taking points off each other and he needs [Felipe] Massa to get in and help him by taking points off his main rivals. I think Alonso’s obviously got a big head start points wise but I don’t think it’s a dead cert by any means. Well he’s 40 points in the lead which is a race victory, so he can afford to have one non-finish and still be in the lead,” said Martin Brundle in an interview given to the Sky Sports.