Fernando Alonso is refusing to get carried away about his championship aspirations despite having taken a huge step to clinch his third title.
The Ferrari driver scored his fifth win of the season in a chaotic Korean Grand Prix on Sunday, as Red Bull drivers Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel failed to score.
The result moved Alonso into the championship lead, 11 points ahead of Webber, with just two races to go.
Alonso, however, says nothing has changed and insists it will still be vital to score strongly in Brazil and Abu Dhabi.
"Nothing has changed really," Alonso said. "We know with the new points system anything can happen in one race. If you don't score you lose 25 points with one of your main opponents so nothing has changed really.
"Bad luck for Mark and Seb, but anything can happen and there are still four/five contenders. Being on the podium and being consistent is maybe key to the championship. We have been doing well in the last seven races but the last two we cannot forget we need to be on the podium and at least fighting for the victory."
He added: "One result for one race does not change the picture of the championship. There are still four contenders, five, so we knew before coming here that every race is important to finish. Winning here is fantastic and every race we go to we aim to win, but that is not possible every weekend."
Alonso was nonetheless delighted with his victory, as Ferrari enjoyed one of its best races of the season, with team-mate Felipe Massa finishing third.
"Absolutely. It was one of the best races of the year for us. Getting both cars on the podium was a fantastic achievement for Ferrari," he said. "We have been competitive all weekend and in qualifying yesterday we saw the car was strong, so we knew the race pace was there. This morning was wet, know tough race and was winning the race and winning the first Korean wet race I am very happy."
Massa was also happy to return to the podium for the first time since the Italian GP.
"It's good points for the team and good race," said Massa, who admitted the conditions were very difficult in the end. "At the end, definitely was very, very dark so even having strong lights it was very difficult to see in front.
"It was a good race, very difficult, with tricky conditions in the beginning and visibility was almost zero. It was difficult to see the car in front but anyway I am very happy for this position, for me for the team and Fernando did a very good job."