This week marks the end of an era in Formula One, as the career of one of the sport's greatest drivers comes to an end.
Fernando Alonso will retire from F1 after Sunday's season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, instead focusing on his World Endurance Championship campaign and a second attempt at the Indy 500.
A two-time world champion with Renault, the general consensus is that Alonso should have enjoyed far more success over the years.
However, a series of ill-timed moves have seen him catch some of the biggest teams during periods of underperformance.
With that in mind, Alonso's F1 career is unlikely to finish with any kind of flourish at McLaren and he will leave with his last win having occurred during the 2013 campaign.
But the Spaniard will nonetheless be the focus of much of the spotlight this week, with Lewis Hamilton having already wrapped up the drivers' title and the constructors' crown already in Mercedes' possession.
Sunday also sees Kimi Raikkonen drive for Ferrari for the final time, ahead of his move to Sauber next season.
He’s made more than 300 starts but these are the four races that mean the most to @alo_oficial— Formula 1 (@F1) November 20, 2018
As the Spaniard prepares for his farewell this Sunday, we’d like you to choose your favourite Fernando moment from the selection below
TALK OF THE PADDOCK
One of the biggest stories of the week is the potential return of the Dutch Grand Prix to capitalise on the popularity of Max Verstappen.
F1 commercial chief Sean Bratches is quoted as saying he is "very interested" in racing in the Netherlands.
Verstappen clashed with Racing Point Force India's Esteban Ocon in Brazil a fortnight ago and the Frenchman's future is still up in the air.
With Williams seemingly his only option of a drive next season, he has been linked with being a reserve driver for both Mercedes and his current team.
And Hamilton could be set for a grid penalty in the final race of the season.
Mercedes noticed significant damage to his engine during the race at Interlagos, meaning some form of change may well be needed and a sanction incurred.
The Spanish Samurai pic.twitter.com/uGWDSSh9T2— Formula 1 (@F1) November 20, 2018
1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 383 – Champion
2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 302 (-81)
3. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) 251 (-132)
4. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 237 (-146)
5. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 234 (-149)
1. Mercedes 620 - Champions
2. Ferrari 553 (-67)
3. Red Bull 392 (-228)
4. Renault 114 (-506)
5. Haas 90 (-530)
RACEWEEK SCHEDULE (all times local)
The five constructors' titles won by Mercedes have all been secured before the final race of the season, however 2018 has seen them record their lowest tally of victories (10), pole positions (12) and points (620) of their five triumphs.
2017: Valtteri Bottas
2016: Lewis Hamilton
2015: Nico Rosberg
13. Dezember 2018
|Muller could miss Champions League last 16 after Tagliafico kick|
|Home hope Bekker out in front at Alfred Dunhill Championship|
|Van Bommel in touch with Robben over PSV reunion|
|Pinarello chief confident over Team Sky future|
|Stade make Ospreys tickets free in tribute to teenager|
|WRC great Loeb seals Hyundai switch|
|Madrid rumours better than sack talk, says Pochettino|
|Nadal to join Federer at 2019 Laver Cup|
|Prigoda smashes world record, Hosszu dethroned in Hangzhou|
|Former Juve CEO Marotta takes over at Inter|
|Glenn to stand down as FA boss next year|
|Muller apologises to Tagliafico for kick to the head|
|Pereira pleads for more Manchester United chances|
|Griffin hails ´phenomenal´ Lowry after Warriors demolition|
|I´ve played with Zidane and Henry, but Messi is something else – Pires|
|Dragons forward Jack de Belin charged with sexual assault|
|Durant: Raptors are the real deal|
|Cocu bids farewell to Fenerbahce after ´mutual agreement´ is made over October sacking|
|Australia unchanged for historic Perth Test|
|Champions League draw: The possible last-16 ties|
|Southee happy to be back on home soil|
|I wouldn´t swap Dembele for Neymar – Pires|
|Canelo ready to risk heavy weather against Fielding|
|Raptors upstage Warriors, Davis leads Pelicans with 44 points|
|India skipper Kohli excited by green Perth wicket|
|PSG? I haven´t decided my future yet – De Jong|
|Marcelo: Real Madrid don´t have attitude problem|
|India pair Ashwin, Rohit ruled out of second Test|
|Kovac: Ajax-Bayern draw was amazing|
|Sims re-signs with Dragons until 2022|
|Derrius Guice injury update: Redskins RB (knee) has rehab setback, undergoes 3 more procedures|
|Emery: Arsenal could sign defender in January|
|Phillies sign McCutchen to three-year deal|
|O´Neal thinks his Lakers teams could ´easily´ beat Warriors|
|A-League to add two clubs by 2020|
|Curry says he was ´obviously joking´ about moon landing comments|
|Now the beautiful part starts – Ronaldo ready for Champions League knockout stage|
|Bayern have a lot more potential – Lewandowski not satisfied despite top spot|
|Lyon star Fekir shares plaudits for Champions League progression|
|Mourinho not surprised by United´s defeat to Valencia|
|Motivation no issue for Benfica, claims Vitoria|
|Lewandowski finishes Champions League group stage as top scorer|
|Mourinho: We scored two goals and lost 2-1!|
|England have a diamond - Guardiola hails City´s Foden|
|Sterling´s carefree display invites us to love football more than others hate|
12. Dezember 2018
|Juventus achieved their objective, despite everything going wrong – Allegri|
|Never say never - Schmidt not ruling out All Blacks role|
|Bologna´s winning start ended in BCL|
|Di Francesco critical of Roma performance|
|Shakhtar Donetsk 1 Lyon 1: Fekir fires French side through in Group F|
|Benfica 1 AEK Athens 0: Grimaldo sends hosts out on a high|
|Young Boys 2 Juventus 1: Hoarau double seals famous victory|
|Manchester City 2 Hoffenheim 1: City through as group winners after Sane brace|
|Ajax 3 Bayern Munich 3: Kovac´s men clinch top spot in Amsterdam thriller|
|Valencia 2 Manchester United 1: Jones scores own goal as Red Devils limp through|
|Solari accepts responsibility for Madrid´s heaviest home defeat in Europe|
|WATCH: Rooney backs Rocky ahead of Canelo showdown|
|McLaren to collaborate with Team Bahrain Merida|
|Las Vegas to host 2020 NFL Draft|
|Stade teenager tragically dies after neck injury|
|Cahill may need to leave Chelsea if he wants to play, admits Sarri|
|Viktoria Plzen 2 Roma 1: Chory winner takes hosts into Europa League|
|Real Madrid 0 CSKA Moscow 3: Champions humiliated at Bernabeu|
|Sarri condemns ´disgusting´ Sterling abuse|
|Hansen hails outstanding Ben Smith ahead of Pau switch|
|Foden, Sterling start for Manchester City v Hoffenheim|
|Sky decision will not affect us in 2019, insist Froome and Thomas|
|Al Ain 3 Team Wellington 3 (aet, 4-3 on penalties): Shootout heartbreak for semi-pros in Club World|
|Jackson to remain Ravens´ starting QB despite Flacco return|
|Rams headline 2019 NFL International Series home teams|