January 31, 2023

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Two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso hurt in cycling accident

LONDON — Spanish Method 1 driver Fernando Alonso is conscious and awaiting healthcare tests after staying associated in a road accident although cycling in Switzerland, his group mentioned in a assertion produced Thursday. 

“Alpine F1 Crew can validate that Fernando Alonso has been associated in a road accident although cycling in Switzerland,” the team’s assertion mentioned. “Fernando is conscious and perfectly in himself and is awaiting more healthcare examinations tomorrow early morning.”

The accident was to start with documented late Wednesday night. The group mentioned to expect updates on Alonso’s condition Friday, after he can be more evaluated. 

The 39-12 months-outdated, two-time F1 environment champion is due to make his comeback this period after two seasons absent from the activity. Alonso introduced in July that he would return to race for Renault (now Alpine) for the 2021 period. Alonso won equally of his preceding championships with the Renault group. 

The Spaniard’s return had been the topic of mounting speculation from the instant it was introduced Australian Daniel Ricciardo would leave Renault for McLaren at the conclusion of 2020.

That created a vacancy together with Esteban Ocon, who told reporters in Austria after the announcement that he would be keen to race together with Alonso.

With a normal contact of showmanship, Alonso flagged his move up ahead of the announcement with a video on Instagram accompanied by audio to the nineteen eighties Hollywood motion picture “Back to the Long run.”

Renault’s conclusion to shun youthful expertise for a veteran who designed his debut with Minardi in 2001, when last weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix podium finisher Lando Norris was continue to a toddler, was viewed by some as a backwards move.