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Fernando Alonso has finally confirmed what some observers felt was coming and will not race in F1 in 2019. Our technical expert explains why this is not surprising and how it again highlights McLaren's recent failings.
Are you surprised that Fernando Alonso has walked away from Formula 1, and where do you stand on the argument that he's a troublemaker and that has made it difficult for him to get a deal with a top team?
David Smith, via email
I'm not surprised at all. He is a double world champion - albeit with his last title coming over a decade ago - and it is a waste of his talent to drive around in the midfield year after year.
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