Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo insists the Italian squad has not won anything yet, despite its strong position in the championship after the Korean Grand Prix.
Fernando Alonso moved into the lead of the drivers' standings after winning in Korea following the retirement of both Red Bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. The result left Alonso 11 points clear of Webber in the championship with just two races to go.
Speaking at the Maranello factory on Tuesday, however, di Montezemolo warned his team not to get ahead of itself.
"Let's keep our feet on the ground, because we have not actually won anything yet," said di Montezemolo during the usual post-victory meeting in the Logistics pavilion. "We were not useless before and we have not become genii now: we are just a team that never surrenders.
"However, we have not actually won anything yet. I have said this to all of you before: each one of us must aim for pole in our own roles, going about our business in a level-headed fashion, with concentration and determination, then we can add up the figures in Abu Dhabi."
Team boss Stefano Domenicali added that Ferrari cannot allow to make any mistakes in the final two races, despite Alonso's situation.
"Now comes the hard part and that's something we must bear in mind," he said. "Over the next three weeks, we have to do everything perfectly: reliability, the work at the track and at home and preparation for the race. These are things we are well used to, but it still merits repetition.
"I have always said that this year, keeping a cool head is what will make the difference and we must not get carried away with the words of praise, just as we did not get downhearted by the criticism in the most difficult moments: we should leave unguarded enthusiasm at the door."