Alonso: I can beat anybody

Fernando Alonso believes that he is capable of beating any driver should he be racing against them in a similar car and conditions.

Alonso has endured a torrid start to his 2016 Formula 1 season as he was involved in a horrific crash at the opener in Australia, which left him with broken ribs and a lung injury.

As a result, he was ruled out of the Bahrain Grand Prix, but made his return at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai last Sunday, where he finished 12th.

The Spaniard has not tasted a lot of success since joining McLaren last season, but he still feels that he can give all the other drivers a run for their money if he had the right tools.

“I always feel confident about beating anyone,” Alonso told Sky F1. “I don’t believe that I’m better than anyone on pure speed in qualifying, I don’t think I’m better than anyone in wet conditions, dry conditions, qualifying, race.

“But if you put me in the same car at the same moment and same track as anyone. I think that I will beat them.

“Maybe I’m not best of all sections, but overall I will beat them.”

Meanwhile, the 34-year-old also believes that he can win another F1 title even though he hasn’t won one since his back-to-back triumphs with Renault in 2005 and 2006.

“Yes, definitely,” Alonso said when asked if he could be crowned F1 champion for the third time in his career.

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