2021 Alpine F1 driver Fernando Alonso is in hospital after coming off his bike while riding in Switzerland. Putting his appearance at pre-season testing and the season opener’s in doubt.
Alpine F1 team have confirmed this news in a statement on social media, saying “Alpine F1 team can confirm that Fernando Alonso has been involved in a road accident while cycling in Switzerland. Fernando is conscious and well in himself, and is awaiting further medical examinations tomorrow morning”
Formulanerds now understands that Fernando has a broken jaw, and requires surgery on broken teeth. He is set to be moved to a specialised hospital in Bern, where his injuries can be better treated.
Latest information suggests Alonso came off his bike after breaking heavily to avoid hitting an oncoming car. Alpine are expected to offer an update to his condition later today.
Everyone at Formulanerds wishes Fernando a quick and speedy recovery.