Fernando Alonso in need of a miracle now 

Written by David on September 30th, 2007 at 10:10 amLast Update: September 30th, 2007 at 10:10 am

Fernando Alonso in need of a miracle for titleFernando Alonso had to admit that a rare crash has put a third consecutive championship triumph all but out of reach. With the McLaren driver’s rookie teammate Lewis Hamilton skilfully winning at a sodden Fuji Speedway, 26 year old Alonso said only an upset in China or Brazil can now prevent his rival from clinching the first ever title earned on debut.

“I’m not throwing in the towel, but unless there is a retirement from Hamilton we have to be realistic and see that it’s very hard to recover six points per race,” said Alonso, referring to his now 12 point deficit. He refused to be despondent, however, insisting that the difficult situation might even be a reason to think the pressure has eased. “We only need to race and wait for a miracle, a retirement from our rival, so maybe I can race more relaxed now,” Alonso added after his high speed crash at the exit of turn five on lap 42.

A delighted Hamilton also said he senses that the title is now near. Obviously driving in the wet and leading and doing the last lap and thinking of races Senna and Prost were in, makes we feel I am on my way to achieving something similar to them,” said the Briton.

source: GMM

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