I don’t think so there are a few reasons for the amount of Alosno tipping going on.
Firstly, I think we are all being realistic. Alonso has the car to finish at least fourth (which would be enought to see him take the title if Hamilton manages to split the Red Bulls) and probably third, which would see him take the title if the wrong Red Bull is in the lead.
Secondly, we know how fragile the Red Bulls have been this year. In nearly every race at least one of them has run into some technical fault which has scuppered their chances of maximising their points haul. If Alonso is in third holding a watching brief and one of the RB6′s runs into problems, you can bet your bottom dollar he’ll be through in no time.
Thirdly, I also think that the amount of Alonso tipping that is going on is a sign of the respect that is held for him as a driver by the regulars on the blog, even if we don’t necessarily support him or Ferrari. That’s certainly my view, he’s a bit of a chop and his celebrations annoy me no end, but I still respect him because he is a great racing driver and world champion.
Anyway, it’s going to be a fascinating race and we will have a deserved champion regardless of what happens.