Fernando Alonso to leave Formula One
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Formula One is to lose one of its bona fide stars after two-time world champion Fernando Alonso announced he will not race in the sport next year.

The Spaniard won the 2005 and 2006 world drivers' title with Renault and has been runner-up three times.

Alonso, who is ninth in the standings with nine races to go this season, has accumulated 32 wins, 22 pole positions and 97 podiums to date.

"After 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport, it's time for me to make a change and move on," the...


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