Alonso burns his tires after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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Fernando Alonso bowed out of Formula One Sunday with a champion's send-off and the "Triple Crown of Motorsport" next on his list of targets. The double world champion failed to score a point in his final race for McLaren, finishing tantalizingly close in 11th place after making up four positions, but the Spaniard went out fighting to the last.Alonso, who started out with now-defunct back markers Minardi 311 races ago, will next year compete with McLaren at the Indianapolis 500 as well as continuing in the world endurance championship for Toyota.Vettel said Formula One would miss Alonso, and Hamilton described the Spaniard as "a true legend".
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