Double Formulation One world champion Fernando Alonso mentioned he was effectively and looking out ahead to the beginning of the season after fracturing his jaw in a street accident whereas biking in Switzerland.
The Spaniard’s Alpine (Renault) staff mentioned he’ll stay below statement for 48 hours after an operation on Friday and anticipated “to be totally operational to undertake preparation for the season”.
“Thanks for all of your needs, I’m OK and looking out ahead to getting 2021 below manner,” the 39-year-old, who’s getting ready for his Formulation One comeback after two years’ absence, mentioned on Twitter.
A police report of Thursday’s incident mentioned Alonso was hit by a automotive pushed by a 42-year-old Swiss in Viganello, close to Lugano.
The automotive was turning left right into a grocery store automotive park when it collided with Alonso who was coming from the other way previous a queue of stationary vehicles, it added.
Alpine mentioned Alonso was taken to hospital and stored below statement.
“Medics found a fracture in his higher jaw and performed a profitable corrective operation. The attending medical staff are happy along with his progress.
“Wanting ahead, after just a few days of full relaxation, he’ll be capable of progressively resume coaching.”
The Formulation One championship is because of start in Bahrain on March 28, with preseason testing within the Gulf kingdom from March 12-14.
Alonso, who took his titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006 and has received 32 grands prix, final raced in Formulation One with McLaren in 2018.