Alonso, and Santander, for Ferrari?
A glance at the Formula One points tells the tale of the current campaigns of F1's only competing world champions, 2005/06 holder Fernando Alonso and Ferrari's reigning champion, Kimi Raikkonen.
Despite driving a Renault whose model designation should be K9, not R28, Spain's double champion has scored 20 points - via two fourth places and a win - in the past three grands prix. In every race this year Alonso has given it his all, even when he knew inwardly that the cause was lost even before venturing out for Q1.
During the same period, the Finn, who has not won a race since Spain in early May, despite driving arguably the best car, blotted his copybook thrice, twice via self-inflicted crashes in the closing stages of the Belgian and Singapore rounds respectively. The third blob came after a lacklustre race at Monza, ironically coinciding with Ferrari's announcement that it had extended his contract by a year to the end of 2010.