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Alonso planning to 'attack' despite title lead

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Fernando Alonso has vowed to remain aggressive for the remainder of the championship, but insists he is relaxed about the current championship positions.

Alonso leads the title chase by 37 points from Lewis Hamilton, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen also in close contention. The Ferrari driver told Spanish newspaper Marca that he would "go on the attack" and "try to win the next three races".

"I must face these seven races like a chaser and not a leader because there are 175 points up for grabs and 37 are nothing. It can all change in one race," Alonso said. "My only objective in Singapore is to win. I have to put on a perfect display right to the end."

Asked which of his title rivals he feared most, Alonso joked: "If I had to choose between Hamilton or Vettel, I would choose Räikkonen."

But added: "Hamilton is the only one who is capable of winning without having the best car, which is evident as the others only win when they have a good car."

But despite the delicately poised championship standings, Alonso insists he is not worrying about his lead withering away.

"There will be some twists and turns among the title contenders in the final run-in, as it's a closely-fought battle. It's easier when you've got an advantage over the rest. I'm more relaxed than I was last year."

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