Fernando Alonso to retire from Formula One this year

Fernando Alonso to retire from Formula One this year

Alonso, a double Monaco Grand Prix victor, won the Le Mans 24 Hours on his debut with Toyota in June this year and is now ninth in the F1 drivers' championship standings.

During qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2015, an engine failure in his McLaren left him unable to set a time in Q1 so he took to the deckchair and enjoyed the sun while the action went on around him.

Despite the pure natural ability Alonso demonstrates on the track, Massa may have a point, for he has had various notable disagreements with teammates in his time in Formula 1, with previous teammate Lewis Hamilton a particularly fractious relationship during their time at McLaren together.

Alonso, a two-time world champion, is now racing in his 17th season in F1 and has promised to finish the 2018 championship with "more commitment and passion than ever".

Alonso made his F1 debut for Minardi in 2001 and his form for the perennial strugglers earned him a move to Renault.

During his F1 career he has claimed 32 wins, 22 pole positions and 97 podiums.

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Alonso went on to win the Le Mans 24 Hours at the first attempt with Toyota.

It remains to be seen whether or not McLaren will join IndyCar, and or the LMP1 ranks in the coming years, with the brand actively evaluating both, and whether or not Alonso (who is an Indy 500 win away from the "Triple Crown") would be part of either potential programme. "Beyond his two titles - in 2005 he became the then-youngest world champion in F1 history - Fernando has been championship runner-up three times".

With Alonso still got the remainder of the World Endurance Championship season to complete and a return to the U.S.to compete in IndyCar a possibility, we will surely be seeing Alonso back among the motorsport news headlines in the very near future. New exciting challenges are around the corner. I'm... Still driving at my best is how I want to remember you.

"There is a time for everyone to make a change and Fernando has decided the end of this season to be his", McLaren Chief Executive Zak Brown said. A two-time victor at Monaco and now a Le Mans victor, Alonso only needs to win the Indy 500 to complete motorsports unofficial "Triple Crown". Currently, he's in his 5th season for McLaren and many speculated that he would not be able to bring the 3rd World Title. "Our open dialogue with Fernando has meant we could plan for this eventuality", he said.

"We wish Fernando every success in the future", he added. He's supported Alonso's quest to enter other formulas and signed off on the driver skipping the Monaco Grand Prix in 2017 to instead race at Indianapolis.

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