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Alonso already thinking about title number three

ESPNF1 Staff
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A confident Fernando Alonso arrives in Sepang © Sutton Images
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Fernando Alonso says he is already thinking about the moment when he clinches his third drivers' title in November.

The Spaniard, who leads the drivers' championship after victory in Bahrain and a fourth place in Australia, became the youngest double world champion when he won his second successive title in 2006.

"Every race or every time I go in the car, my head is thinking, 'In November, I win a trophy'. So I will race with maximum concentration and hopefully with not make too many mistakes through the year," said Alonso, who is aiming to become the sport's ninth three-time world champion.

"My only goal is to win the championship and to score points on Sunday afternoons. I am not going to worry about anything other than that at all. I don't worry about Saturdays, or pole position, or qualifying or other things. All that matters for me is Sunday and the championship."

Despite his confident words, Alonso admits the race to the title will be far from easy with Red Bull, McLaren, Mercedes and his own team-mate providing stiff opposition.

"The McLarens, Red Bulls and Mercedes are our main rivals and only later in the year, will we see which of the eight drivers are in contention for the drivers' championship," he said.

"After just two races, everybody is still a contender and in the fight. The Red Bull is probably the quickest at the moment and they are the guys to watch, even if they have not put together the perfect weekend. When they do, they could finish a race first and second, so we cannot relax and must keep working to improve the car."