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Alonso leaves hospital after road accident and surgery

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
1 min read

Alpine Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso has been discharged from hospital following his road accident.

Two-time F1 champion Alonso, who will return to grand prix racing this year after a two-year absence, was involved in a collision with a car while cycling in Switzerland last Thursday.

He was taken to a local hospital before being transferred to a Brno facility for surgery on an upper-jaw fracture.

Pictures of Alonso being discharged from hospital surfaced earlier today, and Renault has now officially confirmed that he’s been allowed to return home.

“After a period of 48 hours [of] observation at hospital in Switzerland, Fernando Alonso has now been discharged to continue his recovery at home,” an Alpine team statement said.

“He will now have a short period of complete rest before progressively resuming training to undertake preparation for the start of the season.

“As always, thank you for your best wishes for Fernando’s recovery.”

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Alpine previously said it expects Alonso to return to sufficient fitness for the start of pre-season testing in Bahrain on March 12, two weeks before the first grand prix weekend of the 2021 campaign at the same venue.

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