Fernando Alonso insists his motivation remains high for the remainder of the season,even though the world title has now been lost.
The Spaniard has only won one race so far this season in what he had hoped would be a campaign that delivered the championship back to his Maranello team. But despite the disappointment on that front, and the team's focus being entirely on next year's car, Alonso says there is still plenty to play for in 2011.
Talking about his feelings for the rest of the campaign, Alonso said: "It's not a big importance in the way we will prepare next year or the motivation of the team, but it's important because we want to do well and we don't like to finish second in a race.
"When we are on the grid we want to be on the first row, we don't want to see all these teams ahead of us. We are competitive people and we want to be in the front.
"Motivation is always high, and I think in the remaining races we will fight as if it was the first race of the championship, knowing and being realistic that our position at the moment maybe is not so strong compared to Red Bull and McLaren."