While Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel has stormed to a fourth drivers' title in succession, with the team also taking the constructors' equivalent, Alonso has yet again proved himself to be the best of the rest and at least kept the title race alive until last time out in India.
A first-corner incident at the Buddh International Circuit left two-time world champion Alonso fighting further down the field with his 11th-placed finish the first time he had failed to score points since the second race of the season in Malaysia.
With Mercedes duo Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton both finishing inside the top six Ferrari slipped behind their German rivals in the constructors' championship but Alonso wants to guide Ferrari back to the front, starting by overhauling
Mercedes in the final three races of this season.
"I think we need to keep very focused in the remaining races and try to do our best," he said.
"We are fighting now for other targets, which is the constructors' championship and second place in the drivers' as well, which was not the main priority when we started the season but still a good target to achieve and a good thing for the team, to help them. We'll see.
"Obviously we have half of our mind thinking of 2014 because we are competitive people, we want to win. This year it was not possible but next year we start from zero."
Alonso will be joined at Ferrari next season by Kimi Raikkonen, who took the drivers' title in 2007 while driving for the Italian marque.
Raikkonen will replace Felipe Massa in the garage opposite the Spaniard and Alonso is looking forward to teaming with a driver he holds in high regard.
"As a driver, he's a great champion, great talent, very very fast," he said. "He likes what he's doing. That's the best thing."