23 Sep 2011

Vettel's focus is on race alone as F1 title looms

6:32 am on 23 September 2011

Sebastian Vettel can clinch his second Formula One world title in a row on Sunday but the Red Bull driver says he's in no hurry to get the job done and is treating the Singapore race like any other.

Vettel says the objective for the weekend is to optimise his performance and the title would be a nice bonus.

The 24-year-old German, aiming for his ninth victory of the season, leads the standings by 112 points with six races remaining.

Should he stretch that advantage by a further 13 points on the streets of the southeast Asian city-state, he would become the sport's youngest double world champion.

Vettel says the goal coming into the season was to defend his title and it doesn't matter when it happens.

Vettel, who snatched the 2010 title with a win in the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi, last year finished a close second behind Ferrari's Fernando Alonso at Singapore's Marina Bay circuit and he expects the Italian team to be one of Red Bull's main challengers on Sunday.