World Touring Car Championship leader Jose Maria Lopez insists he won't change his approach in the final four rounds of the season, but admits the prospect of a title win at his first attempt may make him think twice before taking risks.

The Argentinian has been a revelation in the Citroen C-Elysee this season, his seven wins so far this year - including an emotional double on home soil ahead of the two month summer break - moving him 60 points clear of team-mate and main rival Yvan Muller in the overall standings.

Indeed, with Muller all-but-conceding defeat to Lopez despite there being four rounds of the year remaining, Lopez admits he may second guess some of his choices in an effort to keep the advantage healthy.

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"I would love to go back and experience those hours after the Termas races again," said Lopez, who will resume his title challenge at Beijing's Goldenport circuit this weekend. "I was totally drained, but it was an incredible feeling to have won pole position and two races in front of my home crowd. It's something I hadn't even dreamed of.

"Up till now, I didn't want to think about the title, as the gap was still very narrow. Now, with a 60-point lead, things are different. I'm not going to change my approach at the upcoming meetings, but I may settle for the minor places rather than take risks all the time."

Famous for its success in World Rally competition, such has been Citroen's dominance at WTCC level in 2014, it has won all-but-one race and is guaranteed to pick up the drivers' crown at its first attempt in the championship.