Fernando Alonso prepares for final F1 Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso prepares for final F1 Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso has started his final Formula One weekend.

The two-time world champion will leave the sport after Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The McLaren driver, who also had spells at Ferrari and Renault is bowing out after 17 seasons to concentrate on racing in other categories.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen has posted the fastest lap during first practice at the Yas Marina Circuit.

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