Fernando Alonso: I'd Be Happy To Help Massa Win The Title

Adam PooleAnalyst IOctober 16, 2008

Fernando Alonso has told Spanish media that he would be only too happy if his results over the last two races helped Felipe Massa secure the championship over Lewis Hamilton.

Alonso's bad blood with Hamilton goes back to last season's feud between the two and has carried over into this season.

Alonso's preference for the title would be friend Robert Kubica, who controversially spoke out about Lewis Hamilton's driving tactics before Fuji. Kubica also told the media this week that he believes the championship is still within his grasp.

Speaking to the Spanish media, Alonso said "Now we have a competitive car it seems that we are able to fight sometimes with Ferrari and McLaren. If we do that, and Felipe wins the race, and I can be second or third, I will be happy to help Felipe to take as many points as possible and this is the only approach."

The Renault driver still hasn't confirmed who he will be driving for next year and has said that the last two Grands Prix, both of which he won, will not influence his decision. Alonso has offers from both Honda and Renault on the table at the moment. However the stronger offer looks to be his current team at this point in the season.

"I will do my own race but after all, when you finish the race and see the results, you prefer some drivers to win or some teams to win compared to others," Fernando continued.

Alonso did, however, state that he believe the fate of the championship lies in the hands of the contenders. He said "I don’t think that I will be a key part of the championship, whatever driver wins will win because he won the last two races or did a better job than the other one, so that’s all."

Alonso believes Renault will have a strong weekend after back-to-back wins in Singapore and Japan. 

Even Lewis Hamilton believes that Renault are a strong contender for the front of the grid saying, "You can see how hard they have worked over the last two years, so it is not a surprise to see them doing well.  They are a great team and I am sure they are going to be pushing us hard throughout the weekend."