The bicampeón of the Spanish world, eleventh in the career of the United Arab Emirates, could not say goodbye with the taste in the mouth to have added his last points.
The Spaniard was visibly moved, accompanied by his former boss at Renault, the team with which he added his two world champions, Flavio Briatore of Italy.
"It has been a privilege, thanks to Formula 1, I will always be a fan of this show," said Alonso, 37, told AFP.
"I'm going to miss him, he's a true legend," Lewis Hamilton said.
But Alonso is not a goodbye to auto racing. The Spaniard will be in May at Indianapolis 500 and will continue to drive a Toyota in the Endurance World Championship before joining IndyCar.
Hamilton, meanwhile, will remain in F1 at least until 2020, the date on which his current contract with Mercedes expires.
The British rider, who surpassed the record of Alonso, his former rival at McLaren in 2007, now sees Michael Schumacher's records up close.
With his 73rd victory, he has the legendary German driver for 18 wins.
And at 33 he just needs two more world crowns to match the & # 39; Red Baron & # 39 ;.
The star brand has won all the drivers 'and constructors' titles since 2014.