It's well worth a flutter, the Spaniard reckons.
"At the moment, we're the best," the Renault driver, 23, told the Kicker magazine.
"Our programme says we'll have a developed car basically every two races," Fernando added, "and if we keep it up, I definitely have a chance."
Alonso, who'd become the youngest Formula One drivers' title holder, is the current world championship leader.
"I want to be world champion," he said, "but whether I'm youngest or not, it's not that important to me.
"Anyway, I have another two years to try it!"
Ever cautious, FA insists that Renault still face competition -- particularly on the imminent return to Europe.
He said: "The other teams, like Williams, McLaren, Ferrari and Toyota, are usually better in (those) races." -GMM