Fernando Alonso hospitalised ahead of F1 return after being hit by car while cycling in Switzerland

FERNANDO ALONSO is in hospital after he was involved in a road accident while cycling in Switzerland on Thursday morning.

The Spaniard, who will make his F1 return this year with the Alpine team, is conscious but awaiting more tests.

A team statement on Thursday said: "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 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."

Initial unconfirmed reports say the 39-year-old may have suffered broken bones in the incident, which happened while he was training on his bike near Lugano where he lives.

Alonso will remain in hospital before undergoing further tests on Friday morning.

Fans and fellow drivers were quick to send messages of support to the former world champion online.

Former F1 star Romain Grosjean tweeted: "Get well soon @alo_oficial."

Charlie wrote: "Looking forward to seeing him back in the car and wishing him a speedy recovery. The man is an animal and I know he'll be back in the car as soon as is humanly possible."


Sari said: "That’s much more reassuring news than what’s already been floating around.

"Wishing him a very quick recovery."

And Aadarsh tweeted: "He will fight through like he always does.

"He will be back to his very best in no time. I have no doubt about it. He is Fernando Alonso."

Alonso won two world titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006.

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