Brazil win not a high priority says Alonso
25 November, 2011
Nov.25 (GMM) Perhaps the last point of interest in the 2011 Formula 1 world drivers’ championship is the race for second place behind Sebastian Vettel.
With a ten point advantage, Jenson Button is the favourite to beat Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso to the runner-up spot after Sunday’s season finale.
“Winning (the race) here is not a high priority,” insisted Alonso at Interlagos, “but the motivation is that none of us like to lose anything,” he is quoted by EFE news agency.
The Spaniard thinks he has “little chance” to beat McLaren’s Button to second place.
“On a dry track I cannot really take ten points more than him, but with a strange race, such as can happen in Sao Paulo with rain and retirements, anything can happen,” he acknowledged.
Alonso said he is “fairly happy” with his 2011 season, and confident that he will be “happier” at the end of next year.
“The whole team has been thinking about the coming season for some time,” he added.
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- Kvyat impresses early on in his F1 adventure
- Vettel sad that phenomenal year of F1 dominance is now over
- Webber leaves Formula 1 respected and proud after amazing journey
- Tears, anger, uncertainty as long and hard 2013 Formula 1 season closes in Brazil
- Hamilton: With hindsight perhaps I should have just let him past
- Kovalainen: I was anticipating that it would be easier to come back and race competitively
- Massa: Unbelievable, unacceptable, they didn’t do the right thing, I’m disappointed
- Ferrari: We have ended a difficult season with our heads held high
- Red Bull: It was a fitting way to end with a one-two finish