Fernando Alonso has vowed to stay out of trouble as he bids to secure a successive drivers’ title at the Brazilian GP.
The Renault team insists that it is still seeking victory for its departing Spanish driver, but 25-year-old Alonso was quoted on Thursday as simply seeking a safe points finish.
“I must be very careful and stay out of any fights,” he reportedly told Sport-Informations-Dienst agency.
Alonso added: “We have a good advantage, so we should use it.”
With a ten point advantage, the only scenario that could hand the championship to Michael Schumacher is if the Ferrari driver wins and Alonso falls below the top eight.
“It will not be easy for Fernando, despite the (points) lead,” Renault principal Flavio Briatore admitted.
“If he is too slow, perhaps he scores no points, but if he is over the limit, he could fly off the course.”