Fernando Alonso put an end to the "most amazing seven years" of his career after finishing in a disappointing 14th position at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Spaniard completed his final race with the Renault team before moving to Ferrari, where he is hoping to finish his career.
Sunday's result was not what Alonso was hoping for his Renault farewell, but the two-time world champion said he will never forget the team and his successes with it.
"The result today is disappointing as we were not able to produce the performance we wanted," said Alonso. "I would have liked to finish the season on a high, especially as this was my last race with Renault.
"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."
Teammate Romain Grosjean was also disappointed with his race result after finishing down in 16th position.
"The race today was disappointing," he said. "I made a good start but I was blocked several times. I also suffered with some brake problems during the race.
"Towards the end I unfortunately lost a place to Fisichella, which was a shame, but the performance of the car didn't really allow me to show what I was capable of today. It's now the end of the season and I can say that I have learnt an enormous amount this year, especially being teammate to Fernando."