Fernando Alonso brought the curtain down on his illustrious Formula One career on Sunday.
The 37-year-old, driving his 311th and final F1 race, said his goodbyes following his former teammate Lewis Hamilton’s victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Alonso, who finished just out of the points, pulled off some doughnuts alongside Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel after the race, much to the delight of F1 fans across the world.
"It's been a pleasure racing with these champions," Alonso told reporters.
"Thanks to everyone and to Formula One, I will always be a fan of this sport.”
Hamilton and Vettel, who formed a guard of honour for the McLaren driver, both paid tribute to the Spaniard.
"Fernando is a true legend. It's been a real honour and a privilege to race in the same era as him," Hamilton was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. "The sport will miss him, we will miss him."
"I think the last years have been very tough for him,” Vettel added. “we've been missing him and we will miss him, so well done on his career.”
Alonso also made F1 fans chuckle by taking a dig at David Coulthard during his post-race interview.
When asked if he will come back, Alonso replied: “Sure, just not as a TV commentator like those ex-Formula One drivers…”
Savage from Alonso, whose cheeky dig must have annoyed DC.
Coulthard, who memorably hit out at the Spaniard following a collision at the European Grand Prix back in 2003, had just been mugged off live on TV.
Skip to 1:30 in the video to watch Alonso’s burn…
Here’s how F1 fans reacted on Twitter…
This isn’t the first time that Alonso has taken a dig at an ex-F1 driver for becoming a commentator after retiring from the sport.
Back in 2016. Alonso mocked Johnny Herbert for becoming a commentator after failing to win a world title.
Watch the footage of that incident here…
Whatever Alonso decides to do next, it’s fair to assume that becoming a commentator is *not* something that remotely interests him.News Now - Sport News