Alonso focused on the job

Renault's Fernando Alonso is within touching distance of his dream, but isn't thinking about the championship. He wants this race in Brazil to be a weekend like any other. Q: Fernando, how are you sleeping at the moment? You have a big weekend...

Renault's Fernando Alonso is within touching distance of his dream, but isn't thinking about the championship. He wants this race in Brazil to be a weekend like any other.

Q: Fernando, how are you sleeping at the moment? You have a big weekend ahead...

Fernando Alonso meets the press.
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Fernando Alonso: I'm sleeping fine, thanks! I spent a night in the plane this week so maybe I am a bit behind, but everything is fine otherwise. I know it's an important weekend and I want to do my best. For me and the team, we need to score points.

Q: There are even more photographers than usual following you. Is it a distraction?

FA: Not really. I am in my world, focused on the job and to an extent, I don't notice them. I know everybody is expecting a special weekend, but I am calm. Yes, I could win the title this weekend. But I might have a problem which could help Kimi get closer. And the constructors' title is very important as well: we will have to fight for it. There is no point putting pressure on ourselves.

Q: Are you aiming for the podium?

FA: I am not changing anything compared to normal. I want to have an aggressive race. We have a car capable of fighting for the podium, that's for sure. We have some new aero and engine parts. For the drivers, Interlagos is a difficult circuit, very bumpy, and anti-clockwise as well.

Q: What is your state of mind? Are you counting the points, or wishing the title was won so you could drive for fun?

FA: I am driving for fun, don't worry! I love fighting on the track, and that's what we have been doing since the start of the year.

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