Think Fernando is going with me on the take for the 2008 Championship and his hopes:
Alonso: I've no chance in '08
Spaniard dismisses his world title prospects at Renault
Fernando Alonso has dismissed his chances of regaining the Formula One world title in 2008.
Alonso, 26, was champion in 2005 and 2006 with Renault before moving to McLaren and finishing third last season.
The Spaniard has rejoined Renault for 2008 but believes it is 'madness' to expect him to win the title in his first year back with the Regie.
"Today that idea is madness," Alonso told sports programme El Larguero.
"You have to be realistic and this year they (Renault) were a long way behind and it's too big a leap.
"But everything is possible, they have to make the car better.
"We opted for Renault because it is the most optimistic choice for 2008 and with possibilities to do good things.
"However, every team has to make a huge step up in quality for next year because McLaren and Ferrari won all the races this year."
Alonso admitted he still harbours ambitions to drive for Ferrari at some stage in the future.
"I didn't know whether to stay at McLaren or what I was going to do," he said of his exit from the Woking-based team after just one season.
"We looked at everything and in the end we decided it would be better to go our separate ways.
"From there I started looking for teams. Almost all the teams approached me, but not Ferrari.
"It wouldn't be right to say that I want to sign for Ferrari barely a fortnight after I signed for Renault but of course it would be nice if I could go there one day."
Hamilton Wants To Lead McLaren To Success
Lewis Hamilton believes he can be McLaren's "leader" next season as he bids to bounce back from a year which saw the team dogged by controversy.
Hamilton's rivalry - and professional relationship - with team-mate Fernando Alonso dominated the season on the track while McLaren's involvement in the 'spygate' scandal also gained some unwanted attention off it.
But while he concedes that last season had low points he is enthusiastic about building on what he still considers to be dream rookie campaign in Formula One.
And with Heikki Kovalainen joining McLaren in place of the departed Alonso, he also believes he could become the team's number one driver - a policy they actively distanced themselves from this year.
He told BBC News 24: "Politics-wise it (2007) was a disaster but that is the business, there is nothing you can do about it.
"You won't see a season quite like it again but I hope next season is just as exciting without the politics.
"For me it's great, I'm almost seen as the leader of the team and hopefully I can do the job."