July 19, 2024

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

LONDON — Spanish Formulation One particular driver Fernando Alonso is conscious and awaiting clinical checks immediately after becoming associated in a highway accident though cycling in Switzerland, his staff said in a statement released Thursday. 

“Alpine F1 Group can verify that Fernando Alonso has been associated in a highway accident though cycling in Switzerland,” the team’s statement said. “Fernando is conscious and very well in himself and is awaiting more clinical examinations tomorrow morning.”

The accident was 1st noted late Wednesday evening. The staff said to count on updates on Alonso’s issue Friday, immediately after he can be more evaluated. 

The 39-12 months-aged, two-time F1 world winner is owing to make his comeback this year immediately after two seasons away from the activity. Alonso introduced in July that he would return to race for Renault (now Alpine) for the 2021 year. Alonso received the two of his prior championships with the Renault staff. 

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

That developed a emptiness alongside Esteban Ocon, who advised reporters in Austria immediately after the announcement that he would be keen to race alongside Alonso.

With a normal contact of showmanship, Alonso flagged his move up forward of the announcement with a movie on Instagram accompanied by songs to the nineteen eighties Hollywood film “Again to the Foreseeable future.”

Renault’s final decision to shun youthful expertise for a veteran who built his debut with Minardi in 2001, when past weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix podium finisher Lando Norris was nevertheless a toddler, was observed by some as a backwards stage.