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Fernando Alonso 'thankful' to Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel for 'improvised' send-off

Fernando Alonso says he's 'thankful' to Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel for an emotional send-off which saw the trio drive side-by-side to the start/finish straight, before completing a number of doughnuts at the end of the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix. Alonso, who has now retired from the sport – although has hinted it could be a temporary one – was flanked by race winner Hamilton and runner-up Vettel on the cool-down lap for what he revealed was an improvised celebration. 'That in-lap was improvised actually because it was not planned in advance,' explained the Spaniard. 'I saw them doing doughnuts in Turn 8 so I caught up with the leaders and then one of the...
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