Fernando Alonso in hospital after road cycling accident in Switzerland


Fernando Alonso is said to be conscious in hospital after being involved in a cycling accident

Fernando Alonso, 2020 Abu Dhabi

Alonso is in hospital awaiting further examination

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Alpine F1 driver Fernando Alonso has been involved in a cycling accident in Switzerland while training for the new Formula 1 season.

The Spaniard is conscious in hospital and will undergo further assessment tomorrow.

“Alpine F1 Team can confirm that Fernando Alonso has been involved in a road accident while cycling in Switzerland,” his team said in a brief statement.

“Fernando is conscious and well in himself and is 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.”

Alonso is set to return to Formula 1 after two years away in pursuit of an elusive victory at the Indy 500 to complete motor sport’s Triple Crown.

The two-time champion will make his comeback with the team that he won both his titles with back in 2005 and 2006, now newly transformed from Renault to Alpine.