FERNANDO ALONSO TO RETIRE FROM FORMULA ONE

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One of Formula one bonafide stars Fernando Alonso is set to bow out of the wheeling sport.

After 17 seasons, 2 World championship titles, 32 grand prix victories and 97 podium finishes the Spaniard will bow out of the sport. While his final years in the sport have not been fruitful in terms of results, Alonso is still widely accepted as one of F1’s best.

Though Alonso still has 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 near future.

Alonso thanked his teammates and fans, as well as Formula One Group CEO Chase Carey for trying to persuade him to reconsider.

“I made this decision some months ago and it was a firm one,” Alonso said in a statement. “Nevertheless, I would like to sincerely thank Chase Carey and Liberty Media for the efforts made to change my mind and everyone who has contacted me during this time.” he added.

“Let’s see what the future brings,” Alonso said in a statement, “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.”

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