Fernando Alonso focused on Mercedes, not title fight

Fernando Alonso says prolonging the 2013 Formula 1 title battle will not be on his mind in the Japanese Grand Prix as he focuses on getting his Ferrari ahead of Mercedes.

Another disappointing qualifying session left Alonso back in eighth on the Suzuka grid, with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg qualifying third and sixth for Mercedes – Ferrari’s rival for second in the constructors’ championship.

Alonso needs to finish in the top eight in order to delay Sebastian Vettel’s coronation as a four-time world champion, but he said that was of little interest.

“If Sebastian click here for more