Ecclestone hoping Alonso wins 2013 title
3 January 2013 – Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone is eager for a change at the top of the pecking order this season, with the 82-year-old arguing that 'it wouldn't be too bad' for the sport if Fernando Alonso wins the 2013 title. The Spaniard has not claimed honours since 2006, while Ferrari is searching for its first Constructors' crown since 2008.
Following Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull's three-year run of championship success, Ecclestone says a new leader would be be positive, highlighting Ferrari in particular.
After 11 seasons, Alonso has two Drivers' titles to his name. In 2012, Sebastian Vettel joined the illustrious group of triple World Champions alongside Jack Brabham, Sir Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna. Alain Prost, Juan Manuel Fangio, Michael Schumacher are ahead on four, five and seven titles respectively.