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Alonso ranks 2018 title contenders

Fernando Alonso is 'very optimistic' that he'll be in the championship fight next season taking on Lewis Hamilton and the Red Bull drivers for the World title. The double World Champion was asked by Sky Sports to rate his rivals for next year's Drivers' Championship and gave a surprising assessment. Although Sebastian Vettel was Hamilton's toughest rival this season and is on course to finish runner-up in the championship, Alonso reckons his Ferrari replacement will fall by the wayside. Instead, he believes it will be McLaren and Red Bull taking on Hamilton for the 2018 title. 'We'll put me here on the top,' he told Sky Sports when asked to rank next year's championship contenders. 'We are...
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