Fernando Alonso was “conscious and healthy” and now awaiting further medical examinations on Friday morning, his Alpine F1 team said in a statement following a cycling accident in Switzerland.
Last Updated: 12/02/21 7:11 am
Fernando Alonso was once involved in a traffic accident while cycling in Switzerland.
The two-time world champion was “conscious and healthy” and is now awaiting further medical examinations on Friday morning, his Alpine F1 team said in a statement.
No further details were released, with the team saying that the next update will be on Friday.
Italy Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Alonso was hit by a car while he was cycling on a road near Lugano.
The newspaper said the Spanish man was admitted to hospital for examination, with X-rays showing a suspected fracture of the jawbone, and Alonso was transferred to Bern for further tests.
F1 pre-season tests kick off in Bahrain within four weeks, with the season underway at the same venue from March 26-28.
Alonso returned to F1 this year after two seasons spent racing in another category, with the 39-year-old returning with the team he won two world titles in 2005 and 2006.
The former McLaren and Ferrari racer won the World Endurance Championship with Toyota in 2019, and has also competed in the Indy 500 and the Dakar Rally.
Alpine is the new name for the Renault team, with Enstone clothing undergoing a rebranding ahead of the 2021 season.
Alonso completed a number of tests in the final months of 2020 to prepare for his return to F1, carrying out full official tests at the season finale session in Abu Dhabi in December.