Looking at the standings now, it is clear that Alonso has a good chance to win. All he has to do is finish 5th or better and this is quite achievable.
This brings me to 3 points.
firstly, Why Red Bull did what they did i.e. no team orders? This is repeat of what happened to Mclaren vs Ferrari in 2007. Why is Red Bull so generous in giving the Driver championship away?
Secondly, Alonso has only gotten so close to the top because of team orders. Yes, team orders has always been there like in Brawn GP when Barachello was forced to pit more times than Button, or Massa allowing Kimi to pass, or many times during the Schumacher era. However, I feel that Alonso did not really earned it as much as the 2 Red Bull drivers. Won't it be great if the rules says "if there are evidence of team orders both drivers and team points are removed for that race". That will removed "team orders" topic from the strategy discussion.
Finally, like last year, we see the most consistent driver benefited. I personally prefer to have the fastest driver handed the championship. That has always been the case in the old days where heroes are triumphant, rather than mister consistent (i.e. the turtle).