The 37-year-old’s look in Abu Dhabi is his final earlier than leaving the game to give attention to different alternatives.

The 2-time F1 champion will full the World Endurance Championship with Toyota subsequent season and contest his second Indy 500 in Could.

Alonso will begin his ultimate race from 15th on the grid however he make a surprising revelation moments earlier than the off.

The Spaniard spoke to Martin Brundle on the grid, who requested: “You have finished some superb talks on the grid during the last decade. Thanks for all the things you have finished for System One, the hassle, the velocity, the dedication, the dedication – is it a goodbue for now or is it completely a farewell?”

Alonso paused earlier than saying: “It is a goodbye for now.”

The reply delighted Brundle who smiled: “That is nice information!”

On what it was like forward of what could also be his farewell look, Alonso mentioned: “It felt regular, it is nonetheless feeling regular.

“You will have so many issues happening in your head, there’s not a lot time to get emotional. Now the formation lap could possibly be completely different.

“I’ll attempt to take some margin in the beginning, I do not need to have a silly accident within the first few corners after which do not benefit from the race.

“I am going to take further precaution however not an excessive amount of, I do not need to be overtaken by everybody.”

It is the second time in two days that Alonso has hinted he might return to F1.

“I believe subsequent yr I wanted a break and I wanted to seek out once more motivation, to loosen up just a little bit – it has been a busy yr,” he mentioned on Saturday.

“However in 2020 I am open for various issues. Perhaps a full season in IndyCar, a full season in System One once more. You already know there are issues which are within the view.”

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