F1 Driver Fernando Alonso Hit by Car While Cycling

Spanish Formula One Driver Fernando Alonso has been involved in a road accident while cycling in Switzerland, his Alpine team announced on Feb. 11 on Twitter.

The 39-year-old two-time F1 World Champion was taken to the hospital after getting hit by a car while he was cycling near Lugano.

Alonso’s initial x-rays indicated a jaw fracture and damaged teeth, suggesting he may miss the beginning of the F1 season on March 28 in Bahrain.

However, the Alpine team said that Alonso is “conscious and well in himself,” adding that he will take further tests on Feb. 12.

Alonso would be taken to a specialist in Bern for his injuries.

Alonso was set to return to F1 this season after a two-year-absence. He left at the end of 2018 after four seasons to pursue other interests and said he was making a comeback because of his love for competition and driving.

This season would mark 20 years since he made his F1 debut in 2001.

Pre-season testing before the first race this season will be held from March 12 to 14.

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