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    Alonso leaves F1

    The word is out, he'll be out of F1 in 2019.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...-a8491521.html

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    Not that surprising. He had the signs of someone that had enough. His own fault his career went the way it did. One of the greats of his generation.

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    In IndyCar next season? I'm guessing that's where he'll be headed to chase the triple crown. But will it be a McLaren team?

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    I'm going to miss so much the armchair pundits talking about his career mistakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Ben View Post
    I'm going to miss so much the armchair pundits talking about his career mistakes
    Chill, sit back and lap them up, they are gonna flood in now.

    I'll have a bash...

    He had any patience he would still be sitting in a Ferrari right now... or could even be at Mercedes if he had made better choices in career direction. Ah.. hindsight is a wonderful thing eh?
    Bottom line is no one really wants him due to his manipulative, divisive political outbursts.

    One of the very best of a generation but unfortunately the author and master of his own F1 career demise.


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    I am not surprised but l am very disappointed. I am not sure what with. But l feel it would have been great to see him fighting at the front one more time before he retire. That is not to be. All the top teams are being very risk conscious and not willing to dare. Which is boring. This is the reason Ricciado has head to Renault and why Alonso has departed the sport. No one seem to want to take any risk with some the most exciting drivers in the paddock just to shake things up.

    I say farewell to the last man to beat Micheal Schumacher fair and square. Easily one of the most exciting drivers to turn a F1 wheel since the red Baron. He remains in my mind the most competitve and determined driver to race in F1 since the end of the Schumacher era. Given a decent car, he would be very much be in the title hunt.
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    This sounds like it might be related:

    https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/n...158813/?nrt=86

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    This sounds like it might be related:

    https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/n...158813/?nrt=86
    I think they would be there in a skinny minute if funding was in place. As usual with racing these days, that is the hold up at this time. We'll see if it works out. Don't get me wrong because I'd love to see it happen. It's just that far too many big plans fail to materialize because of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zico View Post
    Chill, sit back and lap them up, they are gonna flood in now.

    I'll have a bash...

    He had any patience he would still be sitting in a Ferrari right now... or could even be at Mercedes if he had made better choices in career direction. Ah.. hindsight is a wonderful thing eh?
    Bottom line is no one really wants him due to his manipulative, divisive political outbursts.

    One of the very best of a generation but unfortunately the author and master of his own F1 career demise.


    How was that?
    There’s plenty more that share our opinion:

    https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/13...nso--scheckter

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    Well, it was a rather sad way to end his career. and I think the frustration finally got to him.
    17 years is a long time to grind it out in F1 and as he said, the decision was made much earlier than anyone knew save a few key people that tried to convince him to stay.
    He is ready for the the next chapter in his life and is at peace with his illustrious F1 career
    you can't argue with results

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