The Alpine team, competing in the Formula 1 World Championship, said that its Spanish driver, Fernando Alonso, had a traffic accident while riding a bike in Switzerland, after a media report indicated that he may have suffered fractures.
Alonso, 39, the two-year champion of the year, is set to return to compete in Formula One this season after two years away from the sport.
The team added in a statement, “Fernando is fully conscious and in good condition and is waiting to undergo medical examinations tomorrow morning.”
The Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport reported earlier that the former Spaniard collided with a car while training on his bike near Lugano and was taken to hospital.
Alpine, formerly known as Renault, said there will be no further update today.
The Italian newspaper said that the initial rays indicated possible fractures, and raised doubts about the possibility of Alonso’s participation at the start of the season next month.
The Bahrain World Championship is scheduled to begin on March 28th.
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