20 Sep '12, 8am

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso aiming to tighten grip on F1 championship in Singapore

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - Ferrari's Fernando Alonso will aim to consolidate his Formula One championship lead around the streets of Singapore on Sunday, seeking a third win in the night race to extend his 37-point advantage in the standings. The twice world champion has been a master of consistency this season, winning three races and claiming a top-five spot in seven others, and goes into the final seven races of the season in prime position to win his first title since 2006. While his Ferrari has often struggled in qualifying, his race pace has been competitive and he arrives in southeast Asia buoyed up by another rousing drive at his team's home track in Monza, where he finished third after starting 10th on the grid. "In all the simulations and all the predictions we had, it was never a podium finish, so basically it's much better than expected," the Spaniard said after the...

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