Why is Fernando Alonso quitting F1 and who will replace him?
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“After 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport, it’s time for me to make a change and move on.” These are the words of the Spanish two-time world champion Fernando Alonso today, as he announced he will not be racing in Formula 1 next season.
Our F1 experts Edd Straw and Scott Mitchell discuss this latest news bombshell with Andrew Van de Burgt and what it means for the sport. Alonso was so often the right man at the wrong place at the wrong time, but he still leaves an impressive legacy and will be hugely missed.
What are your thoughts? Do think Fernando has called time on F1 at the right time? How does Alonso compare to the F1 greats? Should he be looking back on his F1 career with more trophies in that cabinet? Let us know in the comments below.