Sebastian Vettel not concerned with Fernando Alonso

Vettel focused on race
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Sebastian Vettel claims that he is focused on winning the United States Grand Prix and not on where his world championship rival Fernando Alonso finishes in the race.

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel has insisted that he is not concerned with how Ferrari's Fernando Alonso does at the United States Grand Prix on Sunday.

The 25-year-old will start the race at the Circuit of the Americas in pole position, while his Spanish rival will be in eighth place.

"We know we are fighting for the championship," Vettel told reporters. "We know the situation well, people like you are so kind and remind us all the time.

"It doesn't really matter where he is going to be in the race; we have to focus on ourselves and get the best possible result.

"If you go around thinking about where the other car is you don't do your optimum and we want to be the optimum because that enlarges your chances of doing well tomorrow and winning the championship this year."

Vettel leads Alonso by 10 points in the world championship title race.

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Sebastian Vettel during the practice for the US Grand Prix on November 16, 2012
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