Former Scuderia Ferrari driver driver Fernando Alonso has been involved in a road traffic accident while cycling in Switzerland. His Alpine team say he is conscious and awaiting further medical examinations tomorrow.
Fernando Alonso is due to return to Formula One this year following two years away in which he twice took on the Le Mans 24-hour race, and the Dakar Rally with Toyota Gazoo Racing.
The 39-year old is an avid cyclist to such a degree that he attempted to set up a professional team in 2015.
Alpine F1 statement:
“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 awaiting further medical examinations tomorrow morning. Alpine F1 Team will not make any further statement at this point in time. Further updates will be given tomorrow.”
Scuderia Ferrari Spanish driver Carlos Sainz sent a message to his compatriot after the road accident: “Cheer up Fernando. Hopefully it’s nothing and you recover as soon as possible!” – Carlos posted on Twitter.