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  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, speaks during a press conference at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Brazil's Formula One Grand Prix will take place Sunday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Thursday, November 22, 2012 12:32 pm

Vettel to stay aggressive in Brazil despite lead

By TALES AZZONIAP Sports Writer

Sebastian Vettel says he will not approach the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix any differently from previous races, despite having a significant lead over Fernando Alonso in the Formula One drivers' championship.

Vettel says he doesn't plan to play it safe in Sao Paulo even though a fourth-place finish will be enough to secure the Red Bull driver his third-straight F1 title on Sunday. The 25-year-old German has a 13-point lead over the Ferrari driver.

Vettel said Thursday he knows his team is in "a good position," but the goal from the start will be "to attack."

Alonso said the "priority is to be in the podium" to make sure he gets enough points to overcome Vettel if the Red Bull driver runs into trouble at the tricky Interlagos track.