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How F1 failed Alonso

Why Fernando's decision to quit shames Formula 1

Few would dispute that Fernando Alonso is an all-time F1 great, yet he’s also one of the most divisive characters ever to have raced. So as he prepares to turn his back on the sport (for now), should he be blamed for the failure to achieve the level of the success his talent surely merits? Or has the sport let him down?

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Inside the issue

Alonso quits F1
The great Spaniard leaves the sport with only two titles...

The real Alonso
We speak to former team-mates and colleagues for their memories

Bottas at home
With Valtteri in his home town in Finland to talk about 2018 so far

Front wing art
The fabulous-but-flawed intricacy of 2018 front wings close up

You ask the questions: Sergio Perez
The Force India racer answers questions from our readers

Helmet tech
New safety standards come into force for helmets next season

My life in pictures
Romain Grosjean casts his eye over some memorable photos

The long interview
Formula 1’s very own dark lord of design: John Barnard

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