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Alonso 'conscious and well' after road-cycling accident in Switzerland

By Patric Ridge
Fernando Alonso

London, February 12: Fernando Alonso is "conscious and well in himself" after the two-time Formula One world champion was involved in a road accident while cycling.

Alonso, 39, is set to return to F1 with the Alpine team this season, after a two-year absence, though there will now be doubts over his participation at the first race in Bahrain next month.

The Spaniard won successive F1 world championships in 2005 and 2006.

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On Thursday, Apline confirmed in a statement that Alonso had been involved in an incident while cycling in Switzerland.

However, the statement did not confirm if Alonso was in hopsital.

It read: "Fernando is conscious and well in himself and is awaiting further medical examinations tomorrow [Friday] morning. "Alpine F1 Team will not make any further statement at this point in time. Further updates will be given tomorrow."

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Story first published: Friday, February 12, 2021, 2:20 [IST]
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