Former champion Fernando Alonso, who’s currently preparing for a return to Formula 1 after two seasons out of the sport, was involved in a cycling accident in Switzerland.

Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • He is recovering well in a hospital at the moment, his team Alpine F1 confirmed
  • He will undergo further tests on Friday morning, the team added
  • The Spaniard has won 32 F1 races, with 97 podium finishes

Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso was involved in a cycling accident in Switzerland on Thursday and is recovering well in a hospital at the moment, his team Alpine F1 confirmed on Friday.

Alonso, who’s currently preparing for a return to Formula 1 after two seasons out of the sport, was caught up in the cycling crash while riding his road bike in Switzerland.

A statement from his team said: “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.”

The team added that it would provide more details on Friday morning following an additional medical exam for Alonso.

The news will create worries for the Alpine squad, who are currently in the process of preparing for testing at Bahrain in just over a month’s time on March 12-14 with Alonso set to contest his first F1 race since the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix two weeks after at the same track.

The Spaniard has won 32 F1 races, with 97 podium finishes.





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