Alonso Disappointed with Failed Good-Bye from Renault

Renault's Fernando Alonso – not for too long though – admitted his disappointment over a failed good-bye to the French manufacturer, with whom he spent the most important 7 years of his Formula One career. The Spaniard wanted to end the season on a high and therefore thank the Enstone based team for their support over the years, but instead crossed the finish line in 14th place.

Renault seem to have already switched focus on their 2010 challenger, this being the only logical explanation for their sudden drop in form in the closing stages of 2009. Alonso was the first to notice it, as he publicly admitted he drives the worst Renault of his career prior to the race at Yas Marina Circuit.

While disappointed with his final races with Renault, Alonso admitted he will never forget the period of time he spent at Enstone. Two world championships in 6 full seasons for Renault is what he'll remember when packing for Maranello later this month.

I would have liked to finish the season on a high, especially as this was my last race with Renault. The result today is disappointing as we were not able to produce the performance we wanted,” admitted Alonso after the race.

I would like to thank the entire team for everything that we have achieved together over the years. We had some great victories and won championships together. It has been the most amazing seven years of my career and something I will never forget,” added the Spaniard.

The 28-year old will next year partner Felipe Massa for the prancing horse, with whom he signed a 3-year deal earlier this season. His place at Renault will be taken by Polish driver and poker friend Robert Kubica, while the French team is yet to announce their 2nd driver.
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