By Editor on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Fernando Alonso is heading into next weekend's 2013 season opener with realistic expectations of a podium finish.
'I think so,' the 2012 title runner-up is quoted by Spain's El Pais newspaper during a sponsor event in Barcelona on Monday.
Fabled Ferrari has had a much better winter compared to a year ago, when the Maranello team was multiple seconds off the pace.
Alonso fought back to lose the championship to Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel by just 3 points, and he is expecting a similar contest in 2013.
'McLaren, Lotus will be there,' he said.
'And Mercedes, who have worked on this car since the middle of last season, have improved.
'But it would be a major...
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