Fernando Alonso says victory has to be the goal at the Singapore Grand Prix, even if the Ferrari driver concedes it will be difficult.
Alonso has won at the Marina Bay circuit twice – in 2008 and 2010 – with a third place in the 2009 race making it one of the Spaniard's best tracks. The Ferrari driver, second in the standings behind Sebastian Vettel, reckons beating the German this year will be very hard, but he is determined to try and extend his run of success in Singapore.
The two-time champion believes the circuit should suit his car, just like Monaco did earlier this season.
"I have always managed to make the podium in the three previous editions and my objective is to make it four out of four," said Alonso. "A third victory to go with those of 2008 and last year would clearly be fantastic, but I know that it will be very hard.
"At Monaco we certainly came very close to victory – without the final red flag I think I would have had an excellent chance to overtake Sebastian [Vettel] – but it's also true that you can't always guarantee that things go the same way. What is certain is that we will give everything: I think we have the chance to do well as long as we get the best out of every aspect: tires, setup, engine, teamwork, everything has to be at 100 percent."
He added: "We hope to repeat the weekend of 2010 and thus to present another victory to the Prancing Horse and to all our fans. That is our target, one that will remain for all the coming races."