Alonso - Hamilton won't win it

Double World Champion predicts Ferrari success

Lewis Hamilton's Monaco Grand Prix victory may have moved him into the lead of the World Championship, but former team-mate Fernando Alonso has said he will not be there at the end of the season.

After scoring victory in the Principality on Sunday, the Englishman moved three points clear of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen in the Drivers' Championship.

Nevertheless, Alonso, who endured an increasingly fractious relationship with Hamilton before leaving McLaren at the end of the 2007 season, believes defending champion Raikkonen and his team-mate Felipe Massa are title favourites.

"It is too early to say where the World Championship is going," the Spaniard told radio station Cadena SER.

"The lead at the top of drivers' standings are changing hands after every race, even (Robert) Kubica in fourth place is just a stone's throw away."

The double World Champion insisted last week he "never had any problem" with Hamilton while the two were paired at McLaren.

However, despite Hamilton now matching Raikkonen and Massa in recording two victories this season, Alonso is adamant that Ferrari will take another title.

"The two Ferraris remain the favourite by a long way. I don't think Hamilton can win it," he added.