A win or second is all I need, says calm Alonso

Fernando Alonso goes into the weekend at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi knowing that he only needs a win or a second place to take the title.

And the Spaniard reflected yesterday that his third place result at Interlagos had made the calculations easier for him.

“The Interlagos result allows us to be in charge of our own destiny: with a win or a second place we won’t need any more calculations,” Alonso wrote in his blog for the official Ferrari website.

“Our approach hasn’t changed for this all-important race: we know that if we get everything perfectly right, then we will have the chance to reach the target that we set ourselves at the beginning of the season.”