Brazil win 'not a high priority' - Alonso

Global Motorsport Media

Perhaps the last point of interest in the 2011 world drivers' championship is the race for second place behind Sebastian Vettel.

Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari
Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari

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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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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Fernando Alonso , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Ferrari , McLaren
Tags alonso, brazilian gp, ferrari, interlagos