Award-winning Spanish driver Fernando Alonso at the end of the season will end a long and successful career in Formula 1.
The departure of Alonso from Formula 1 confirmed the official website of “McLaren”. Unknown at this time what the British team plans to replace the Spanish veteran.
“After 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport now is the time to change something and move on. I enjoyed every minute of all the great seasons and I don’t have enough words to thank the people who have contributed to this.
New challenges in the offing. This is one of the happiest periods in my life, but it’s time to move on.
Hard decision to withdraw from Formula 1 a few months ago. I sincerely thank chase Carey and “Liberty Media” for trying to make me change my mind, and all the other people who contacted me at this time,” reads a farewell statement by Alonso.
Finest hour in his career Alonso fell for 2005-2006. In two years, the Spaniard won 14 races, ahead in the fight for the title Kimi Raikkonen and Michael Schumacher. After unsuccessful periods in the McLaren and Renault, Alonso moved to Ferrari in the “Scuderia” the Spaniard three times, became the Vice-champion of the world.
Fernando Alonso is in fourth place in the history of Formula 1 according to the number of Grand Prix (305) and is sixth in wins (32).
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