“For many reasons, this weekend will be a very big race for me. I nearly won the title here in 2007, clinched it on the final turn in `08 and drove like crazy to finish on the podium in `09,” he said. “But I’ve never won, and that’s what I’ll be aiming to do this time around.”
Mexican Sergio Perez, currently with Sauber, will take over Hamilton’s seat at McLaren next season.
It will be the sixth time since 2005 that the F1 season will be decided at the Brazilian GP. Alonso hopes to be the one celebrating in Sao Paulo again this time.
“There are 71 laps to go (to) decide the final outcome,” Alonso said. “The efforts of several months will all come down to a very short space of time.”
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