Racing – Formula 1: Fernando Alonso Announces Retirement

Fernando Alonso

The two time World champ, Fernando Alonso has reported, that he is all set to resign from Formula 1 after the ongoing season ends.

Fernando Alonso Díaz is a Spanish national and professional Formula One racer. As indicated above, he is a two-time world champion and at present represents the McLaren F1 team. His achievements are what has allowed many racing experts, to regard him as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of this sport.

On his retirement, Fernando Alonso said:

After 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport it’s time for me to make a change and move on .

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

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.

At present, the 37 year old is contending in his 17th F1 season, which he won in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

One of the greatest achievements of Micheal Alonso, is that he ended Michael Schumacher’s 5 year dominant run in the driver’s championship, when he first won the title in 2005. At that time, he was also the youngest driver ever to win this title.

Additionally, Fernando Alonso has accomplished 32 wins, 22 pole positions and a total of 97 podium finishes in his shining career so far.

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