Fernando Alonso has prioritized winning at least one of the season's final five races over finishing second in the World Championship.
The Spaniard has claimed only one victory so far this year, at Silverstone, and despite being knocked out of title contention by Sebastian Vettel's victory in the Singapore Grand Prix, he insists that he remains fully motivated.
"In two months, you completely forget the positions, so I would prefer to win one of the remaining five races to be second in the World Championship," said Alonso. "Even though this is the first race that mathematically we cannot fight for the championship, it's not that three or four races ago we had high hopes of it. So it's not a dramatic approach this weekend.
"It's no different to previous races. I want to win and I want to be on pole position. I know that this may not be possible with the performance that we have now, but you always have the hope to do it.
"In the remaining five races we will try to do our best. I don't like to be second or third so we will try to be in the best position possible. In terms of the championship, the most important thing is to try to get second place from McLaren in the constructors'. It's an extremely difficult target, but we will try to push for that."
Ferrari is currently 85 points behind McLaren with 215 left to play for, and Alonso admitted that the team might have to try some risky strategies to make gains. He added that the final races can also be used to to glean as much information about its current machine that could be of use with its 2012 challenger.
"The first thing is to try to learn something for next year in terms of different parts in the car," said Alonso. "There are some experimental things that we have in the car that can be introduced next year.
"There can also be races with changeable weather conditions, maybe not this weekend but Korea or Brazil, so we can try different things at different parts of the races to see if that works.
"Everyone in the team is completely focused as if we were in the last race of the championship fighting for the title. We want to do well and that's the very simple motivation we will find in the next races."