Alonso, Button, keep eyes on Red Bulls

Stephan Heublein

Fernando Alonso has warned that he is not necessarily the favourite to take pole position for the Monaco grand prix.

As the paddock and media centre fill up despite Friday being a 'rest day', the world of formula one is contemplating Alonso's dominance of the initial 180-minutes of free practice.

But Ferrari's Alonso told the Spanish news agency EFE: "Pole position is still far away.