The two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso underwent a jaw correction after a traffic accident on Thursday

Alonso was knocked off his bike while cycling in Switzerland.Alonso will return to Formula 1 this season with Renault’s renamed team, Alpine, which will be launched on 12 March in Bahrain with pre-season testing begins

On Friday, Alpine confirmed that he sustained a broken upper jaw in the accident. The operation was a success and the Spaniard will be kept under observation for an additional 48 hours.

Alpine’s statement concluded: “We expect him to be fully operational to prepare for the season”

The local police also published a statement on the incident: “The cantonal police announced that yesterday, shortly before 2 p.m. in Viganello, a 42-year-old Swiss driver from the Lugano region was driving along Via La Santa in the direction of Pregassona

“After an initial reconstruction and for reasons that the police investigation must determine, she collided with a 39-year-old Spanish citizen who turned left to enter a supermarket car park was riding her bike and came across a row of vehicles standing on the right The collision took place against the right side of the car

“Officials from the cantonal police and in support of the Lugano police as well as rescuers from the Lugano Green Cross arrived on site and after the initial treatment of the cyclist took him to the hospital by ambulance”

Alonso’s highly anticipated return follows two seasons of other motorsport categories, with Toyota winning two-time endurance world championships, including winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2018

His quest to become just the second rider to win the Triple Crown – victories at the Monaco, Le Mans and Indy 500 Grand Prix – has been put on hold.Alonso entered the Indy 500 in 2017 and 2020 and was able to stand up in 2019 do not qualify, but will not participate in the event as long as they are under contract for Alpine F1 operations

The F1 season kicks off with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28th March, two weeks after the three-day pre-season test in the same place

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