Featured BREAKING: Alonso Not Racing in F1 in 2019

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Paul Jeffrey, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Fernando Alonso to leave Grand Prix racing at the end of 2018.


    "After 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport, it's time for me to make a change and move on. I have enjoyed every single minute of those incredible seasons and I cannot thank enough the people who have contributed to make them all so special," Alonso said.

    "There are still several Grand 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."

    More news to follow soon....
     
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  2. Antonio Castagna

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    Good for him.
     
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  3. Diogo Goetz Brand

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    Sad news for F1.
     
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  4. michelforest

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    Too bad... My favorite driver is leaving. An exceptional talent and a true racer is leaving F1. I can't blame him however, since McLaren is in a total mess. I'll miss the guy in F1, but hopefully, I'll be able to watch him in another series. If he comes to Indy, it will be a major boost to that series and it deserves it.
     
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  5. johnnymat

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    I wonder if he's going to drive for a team in IndyCar. I would love to see that. IndyCar is so competitive right now and his presence would be a big boost for the series.
     
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  6. Turk

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    Big loss for F1 but he's had a terrible run of luck with the sport. He should have more titles under he's belt, he made all the right moves just at the wrong time.
     
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  7. omanrak

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    I'm glad he had enough sense to retire. Let's put that energy to use in WEC.
     
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  8. Turk

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    It was just on the news in Ireland and it said he's moving to Indycar.
     
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  9. gamer19

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  10. Davebrave

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    Sad. Deeply sad.
    Although we all knew it was going to happen sooner rather than later.
     
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  11. Marisa

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    I hoped he'd switch to Red Bull since Ricciardo will go to Renault next year. :(
     
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  12. Mike Sterckx

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    My favorite ****. One of the best drivers F1 has ever seen. Sad to see him go.
     
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  13. Jolero02

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    Sad but probably the best thing for him as well as F1, allowing a new driver to take the seat( Yes it’s a Mclaren seat) is a good thing.
     
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  14. bgil66

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    Cool, hopefully if he joins Indycar will be able to meet him in the paddock one day.
     
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  15. farjam

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    like what chris harris said :
    "Fernando Alonso was so often the right man at the wrong place at the wrong time. What a talent. F1 will miss him enormously."

    from the time that i have started watching F1 only kimi will be in f1 at 2019 (and it's not 100%)

    https://twitter.com/nascarcasm/status/1029395542659543040
    :rolleyes:
     
  16. bsmooth

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    With as much passion as he has with F1, he'll do well in whatever he decides to do next. It really would be great If he decides to go into Indycar though.
     
  17. gamer19

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    Although he says "he may return to F1 after 2019, if McLaren improves it's form" somehow I doubt... people will slowly forget him and young drivers will fight like a lions on a diet for leftover empty slots.
    Some with their performances others with money. Some will try both.
    I give him a 2.2% of chance to return (any) F1 seat.
     
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  18. Jammy Daddy

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    Literally, the only reason why I started following F1 this year.. is gone.
     
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  19. Tom Blackett

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    Knowing his luck McLaren will have a Championship winning car next year. Great driver, he will be missed.
     
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  20. Shad3R

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    He didnt raced in F1 since 2015, its sad what McLaren did to a ambassador of the mclaren company.
     
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