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Adios Fernando!
  Fernando Alonso  
Fernando Alonso
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
After seventeen seasons and winner of two World Championships, Fernando Alonso will quit Formula 1 at the end of this year’s campaign.

Making his debut for Minardi at the Australian Grand Prix of 2001, Alonso, who is now 37 won the 2005 and 2006 championships with Renault.

He has finished championship runner-up three times, and to date has achieved 32 wins, 22 pole positions and 97 podium finishes. He also raced for Ferrari and ends his Formula 1 career as a member of the McLaren team.

Where to next for the extremely talented and affable Spaniard? He did compete in the Indy 500 back in May 2017, but retired at the end of the race with engine failure, having run strongly throughout and led for a total of 27 laps.

He joined Toyota's World Endurance Championship (WEC) programme this season with the aim of winning Le Mans, and has dovetailed it with F1.

That victory provided him with the second part of motorsport's 'triple crown'. Twice a Monaco Grand Prix winner, he is only missing Indianapolis 500 success.

"I made this decision some months ago and it was a firm one. There are still several races to go this season, and I will take part in them with more commitment and passion than ever," said Alonso.

"Let's see what the future brings; new exciting challenges are around the corner. I'm having one of the happiest times ever in my life but I need to go on exploring new adventures." He added.

Alonso’s final race in Formula 1 will be the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina on November 25. Adios Fernando!

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