Vettel focussed on Formula One title bid, not Alonso
AUSTIN, Texas (AFP) - Sebastian Vettel said he will keep his head down and focus on his job and nothing else in Sunday's United States Grand Prix after claiming pole on Saturday to move within sight of a record third consecutive drivers world title.
The 25-year-old German, who blitzed to a dominant pole for Red Bull, shrugged aside all other issues including the plight of his championship rival Fernando Alonso of Ferrari, stressing that it is best to concentrate on the job in hand - clinching a third successive constructors' title for Red Bull.
Vettel will start his 100th Formula One race from the 36th pole of his career and sixth of the season ahead of Lewis Hamilton of McLaren with his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber third.
Alonso, a two-time former champion, will start eighth knowing he has to finish in the top four to stop Vettel taking the title.