A giant television screen is being erected in Fernando Alonso’s Spanish home town of Oviedo.
It will allow thousands of the 25-year-old’s local supporters to follow his progress at his last race for current team Renault, and his likely securing of a second drivers’ title.
Alonso, however, is taking nothing for granted in the days ahead of the race in Sao Paulo, even though a mere eighth place will guarantee his spot in the history books as a two-time world champion.
“I don’t think it is over at all,” the Spaniard said on Monday, when asked about rival Michael Schumacher’s apparent conceding of the 2006 fight.
“Until the final lap, when you know you are champion, anything can still happen.”