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Alonso pleased with consecutive point finish

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GP GIAPPONE F1/2013Fernando Alonso says that, F1 paddock currently talks about Vettel’s fourth title victory, but is satisfied with become the leading scorer in one sport like Formula One is something great.

Vettel extended his drivers title, now he leads Fernando Alonso by 90 championship points. Also the Spaniard added that Ferrari now targeting secure the constructors’ championship.

“Even if Vettel doesn’t finish all the races I need to win nearly all of them so I think it’s a matter of time,” Alonso said.

“It’s true that we have different goals now like the constructors’ championship; today with the problems for Mercedes we are in a better position and also today they told me I have the record of points in history so it’s a happy day.

“Leading the score in one sport like Formula One is something great. I know the points system change some years ago but when someone overtakes me in the points no-one will remember the points system so let’s try to enjoy the moment and have a little celebration tonight.”

Asked if he was surprised to rise from eighth on the grid to fourth in the race, Alonso replied: “A little bit, yes. We had some strong people in front of us and we had a threat from people behind like Kimi [Raikkonen] who was starting ninth. But the race went well, from the start we recovered some positions and then we’ve been a little bit lucky with some Mercedes problems – both going backwards – so I think it was a good race in terms of points for the constructors’ championship.

“In terms of pace we didn’t have the pace to be on the podium but after those three we have been very competitive in the race.”

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