Oct.13 (GMM) Back to back grand prix winner Fernando Alonso has admitted he would assist the title challenge of Ferrari's Felipe Massa in the last two races of 2008.
After his disastrous tenure at McLaren last year, the Spaniard makes clear he is not barracking for the British team's Lewis Hamilton, who leads the points standings against Massa by 5 points.In the official post-race press conference at Fuji Speedway, Alonso admitted he agreed with the stewards' decision to penalise Hamilton for his first corner incident.The 27-year-old later told Italy's Sky: "I didn't know why he (Hamilton) had been penalised. After last year, I want Ferrari to win. I will help Massa if I can."Despite backing Massa over Hamilton, however, Alonso admits he has not been overly impressed with either driver's championship campaign."They have thrown away many points," Spain's Diario AS newspaper quotes him as saying."After 16 races the leader has 84 points, but I had that many after 9 races in 2006," Alonso recalls.Also unimpressed is the winner of multiple Champ Car titles Sebastien Bourdais, who lost his championship points at Fuji after stewards investigated his collision with Massa."He's fighting for the title and taking unnecessary risks like that, as he did with (overtaking) Webber as well."You've got everything to lose and nothing to gain. It is a sign of arrogance," the Frenchman charged.