Title battle may hinge on team orders

Title battle may hinge on team orders

If you believe the bookies, Fernando Alonso is as good as world champion while Formula 1 is still on its summer holidays. But Tony Dodgins thinks the battle is much tighter, and that Ferrari's rivals face some tough decisions

Ferrari and Fernando Alonso have done an impeccable salvage job when you consider that in Melbourne they had a car that failed to make it out of Q2 and in Malaysia qualified 1.347 seconds behind pole.

To give Alonso a 40-point head-start in an increasingly competitive car, and expect to catch him over nine races, is a tall order. The bookies concur because the best odds available on him at the time of writing are 11/10.

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