Alonso is reported on ESPN as confirming what we've all thought in an interview with Welt am Sonntag:
"The fight will be between Red Bull, McLaren, Mercedes and Ferrari. We have new rules and tyres but I do not think we will have new winners, or a mix of teams that win or do big surprises on the grid. The races will have frequent pitstops and will probably be more spectacular, but at the end the names of the winners will be the same as in the previous year, as will the names of the teams in the midfield."
That's it then. No need to watch the F1 season at all - lets all go watch Moto GP instead. What can we expect this year Nadgers? same ol' same ol' eh? That sounds exciting! Way to sell the show.
Must have lost something in translation.