Fernando Alonso completed his 17th and final season in Formula 1 on Sunday, finishing in 11th place at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit.
Alonso, a two-time world champion in F1, has been a great addition to the sport, giving us plenty of entertainment time after time with his fantastic driving ability, but also equally, has faced many controversial moments along the way.
And after the race on Sunday, Alonso had the chance to speak to everyone who had gathered at the Amber Lounge to celebrate the end of the season, and also the end of his impressive career.
Addressing fellow drivers and celebrities who had gathered at the exclusive club, Alonso started to speak when his microphone malfunctioned and stopped working.
Alonso, ever the professional, was quick on his feet and said to the crowd: “OK, that’s just part of my career...”
Clearly he was referencing the troubles he's had in recent years with cars breaking down and failing to complete races.
Maybe a career in comedy awaits the two-time world champion?
The Spaniard continued his speech after the technical issue was resolved.
"It has been pleasure racing with these champions and I feel privileged,” Alonso said after his final race.
“Thanks to everyone and to Formula One.
“I will always be a fan of this sport.”
It is still unclear what Alonso will go on to do now he has called time on F1.
He could well move over permanently to the IndyCar series, as he continues to hunt for the illusive 'Triple Crown'.
However, Alonso did hint that he may one day return to F1.
Continuing with his retirement speech, the Spaniard said: “I think next year I needed a break and I needed to find again motivation and relax a little bit for a very busy year.
“In 2020 I’m open for different things. Maybe a full season in Indy car, a full season in Formula One again.
“There are a lot of things in the view.”
So it would seem the future is completely open to Alonso at the minute... try and win the Indi 500? return to F1 in a couple of years? One thing's for sure, Fernando Alonso will be missed from the sport next season.News Now - Sport News