Two-time System One world champion Fernando Alonso has undergone corrective surgical procedure on his jaw after being concerned in a street visitors accident on Thursday.
Alonso was knocked off his bike whereas biking in Switzerland. Alonso is about to return to F1 with Renault’s rebranded group, Alpine, this season, which begins with preseason testing in Bahrain on March 12.
On Friday, Alpine confirmed he sustained a fractured higher jaw within the accident. The surgical procedure was a hit and the Spaniard will probably be saved below remark for an extra 48 hours.
Alpine’s assertion concluded: “We count on him to be totally operational to undertake preparation for the season”.
Native police additionally launched an announcement on the incident: “The Cantonal Police has introduced that yesterday, shortly earlier than 2pm in Viganello, a 42-year-old Swiss driver dwelling within the Lugano space was driving alongside By way of La Santa within the path of Pregassona.
“In line with an preliminary reconstruction and for causes that the police investigation must set up, whereas she was making a left-hand flip to enter a grocery store automotive park, she collided with a 39-year-old Spanish citizen, who was driving his bicycle and passing a line of stationary autos on the suitable. The collision occurred towards the suitable aspect of the automotive.
“Officers from the Cantonal Police and in help from the Lugano Police Pressure, in addition to rescuers from the Lugano Inexperienced Cross, arrived on the scene and, after giving the bike owner preliminary therapy, took him by ambulance to hospital.”
Alonso’s highly-anticipated return follows two seasons dabbling in different motor racing classes. He turned a two-time World Endurance Champion with Toyota, which included victory on the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2018.
His quest to turn out to be solely the second driver to win the Triple Crown — victories on the Monaco Grand Prix, Le Mans and Indy 500 — has been placed on maintain. Alonso entered the Indy 500 in 2017 and 2020, and did not qualify in 2019, however is not going to be competing within the occasion whereas he’s contracted to Alpine’s F1 operation.
The F1 season begins with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28, two weeks after the three-day preseason take a look at on the similar venue.