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09/17/10
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Alonso evasive on number 1 role at Ferrari
(GMM)  Fernando Alonso was evasive on Friday amid suggestions he is clearly Ferrari's number 1 bet to be 2010 world champion.

After the Hockenheim team orders affair, it is claimed the Spaniard might be considered the title favorite, given that rivals Red Bull and McLaren appear less inclined to favor one driver over his teammate.

"Each team will be giving 100 per cent with both their drivers for the common good of the team," Alonso, whose Ferrari teammate is Felipe Massa, is quoted by Marca newspaper from a sponsor event.

"Felipe Massa will be giving everything and it's the same with McLaren and Red Bull," he insisted.

However, McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh insists the British outfit will not be departing from recent tradition by, for example, now backing Lewis Hamilton over Jenson Button.

"What the drivers do requires extreme dedication," he is quoted by Germany's Auto Bild.

"F1 is far more dangerous than it seems and it would be immoral to ask someone to risk his life for someone else," added Whitmarsh.

After winning at Monza, Alonso thinks the next circuits will suit Red Bull's RB6.

"From now until the end of the championship, I don't see the circuits either favoring or not favoring the F10," he said.

"At some tracks, Red Bull will have an advantage," Alonso acknowledged.

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