Alonso wants flourishing finish
Fernando Alonso has called on Ferrari to deliver a perfect four-race salvo to finish the season and clinch this year's Formula One world title.
After leading the championship since June, Alonso now finds himself chasing Sebastian Vettel in their joint bid to become a three-time champion heading into Sunday's Indian Grand Prix.
Since the summer break Alonso has only managed a trio of third-place finishes in five races, crashing out in first-corner incidents in Spa and Japan.
In stark contrast, Vettel has won the last three races and now has a six-point cushion over Alonso who, heading into the holiday period in August, led the German by 44 points.
Alonso knows there is now no room for error if he is to end his six-year wait to claim his third crown, especially given the seemingly faultless nature of Vettel's Red Bull at present.
"At the moment we have seen that Red Bull maybe has the fastest car, especially on Saturday (in qualifying)," said Alonso.
"They will try and make the most of this strong point and we will try to use our strong points.
"It is a matter of pushing everything to the limits now - the car development, the strategy and the approach to the weekends, but that is no different to what we have been doing all year.
"We were leading the championship up until Korea thanks to our consistency and through avoiding making mistakes.
"We have produced 16 perfect races and now we must produce another four. If we do that we'll be very close to winning the championship."
Although Vettel undoubtedly has the momentum - as he targets becoming the first driver to win four successive races since Jenson Button in 2009 - Alonso sees no reason why form and fortune cannot swing his way again.
"My situation is quite good. Actually it's the second best situation for a driver," said Alonso.
"With four races to go we have nearly the same points as Vettel and have all the possibilities open for the championship.
"We are in the situation we wanted - fighting for the championship until the end.
"It's true that in the last few races, Red Bull has been very strong and quick, but we have seen all year there have been ups and downs for everybody.
"We just need to improve our situation, our level of competitiveness and try to catch them.
"As for my motivation, it is better than ever and not just me, the whole team is very motivated. Everyone in the team wants this championship.
"We have struggled all year with our car, especially in the first part of the season.
"Now, with four races to go, we are going on full attack for the last month, with everyone in the team so focused."