Champions Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will be saying farewell under the Abu Dhabi floodlights this weekend — the Spaniard to Formula One and the Finn to Ferrari. With both titles won by Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton, each celebrating their fifth, the focus of the season-ending race has switched to those who are moving on — even if only around the paddock. Last shot Raikkonen’s speech is unlikely to be long or emotional, Ferrari’s 2007 champion generally preferring to say less and do more, but the 39-year-old will be back in Sauber overalls in 2019. Sunday looks realistically like the Finn’s last shot at victory, and success at Yas Marina would be a first for Ferrari, who have not won any of the nine previous editions of the race at a circuit often short on thrills. Alonso’s exit — announced in August and much talked about since then — is likely to be permanent and his absence will be felt even if he has been scrapping only for meagre points with McLaren of late. The two times w...

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