Monte Carlo: Fernando Alonso may hold few hopes of winning this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix for Ferrari, but he does believe that champions Red Bull can mount a challenge to runaway leaders Mercedes. (Click here for latest on Formula One)
"This year," he said, after the recent Spanish Grand Prix, "I think Monte Carlo will be one of the few possibilities to challenge Mercedes -- especially for Red Bull. It is a chance, but not I think for us."
The 32-year-old Spaniard has not won in the principality since the second of his two successive victories in 2007, in a race that ended amid controversy as he led his then-McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton home. (Also read: F1 needs new winner in Monaco to maintain suspense)