Legends come and go in Formula 1, but there’s always a tinge of sadness when one of the sport’s true grandees finally decides to hang up their helmet and seek pastures new.
We’re left with indelible memories – not just of their achievements, but their mishaps and controversies, their boldest statements and their legacy; their adventures in the deep pool that is Formula 1.
As part of our #GraciasFernando series, we’re looking back on our 10 unforgettable memories of Fernando’s time at McLaren. Sure, those years haven’t all been plain-sailing – but that’s not why we go racing: we wanted to pick out the wildest, wackiest and most iconic memories of the Super Spaniard.
So, without further ado, in reverse order, let’s go: