Formula One – GP Abu Dhabi F1 2018 Had warm words for the former champion
Fernando Alonso bowed out of Formula 1 in style with simultaneous ‘doughnuts’ next to Lewis Hamilton and Sebastien Vettel to give the Spaniard the classy send off he deserved.
Hamilton and Vettel accompanied Alonso on his lap of honour before spinning their cars on the pit straight, and the Spaniard was quick to give his gratitude to his rivals.
“I appreciate [what they’ve done], I wasn’t expecting this, they are two great champions and I’ll miss them both,” Alonso said.
Despite sharing some controversial moments as teammates, Hamilton returned nothing but praise for Alonso, who is clearly over any past misgivings and replaced them with admiration and respect.
“Fernando is a true legend,” Hamilton admitted post-race.
“It’s been a real honour and a privilege to race in the same era as him,” the Brit continued.
“The sport will miss him, we will miss him.”
? F1 en Movistar+ (@movistar_F1) 25 de noviembre de 2018