LONDON — Spanish Method A single driver Fernando Alonso is acutely aware and awaiting medical exams right after remaining concerned in a street accident while biking in Switzerland, his team stated in a assertion released Thursday.
“Alpine F1 Team can affirm that Fernando Alonso has been concerned in a street accident while biking in Switzerland,” the team’s assertion stated. “Fernando is acutely aware and perfectly in himself and is awaiting additional medical examinations tomorrow early morning.”
The accident was to start with documented late Wednesday night time. The team stated to count on updates on Alonso’s situation Friday, right after he can be additional evaluated.
The 39-12 months-aged, two-time F1 globe champion is thanks to make his comeback this period right after two seasons away from the activity. Alonso announced in July that he would return to race for Renault (now Alpine) for the 2021 period. Alonso received both of his previous championships with the Renault team.
The Spaniard’s return had been the subject matter of mounting speculation from the moment it was announced Australian Daniel Ricciardo would go away Renault for McLaren at the stop of 2020.
That designed a vacancy along with Esteban Ocon, who instructed reporters in Austria right after the announcement that he would be keen to race along with Alonso.
With a typical touch of showmanship, Alonso flagged his transfer up in advance of the announcement with a video on Instagram accompanied by tunes to the nineteen eighties Hollywood movie “Back to the Potential.”
Renault’s determination to shun youthful expertise for a veteran who designed his debut with Minardi in 2001, when past weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix podium finisher Lando Norris was nevertheless a toddler, was viewed by some as a backwards step.