“He won’t miss the mid-March tests”- Fernando Alonso met with an accident on Thursday night, with reports claiming he picked injuries.
Fernando Alonso on Thursday was hit by a car, while he was out on his training ride near his home in Lugano, Switzerland. Initially, the reports claimed that he had multiple fractures marking a suspicion over his health.
While Alpine has refused to make any statement beyond confirming that Alonso was indeed involved in a crash, the Spanish media has extensive insight into the incident.
The first query that comes to mind after reading about Alonso’s accident is his availability for the test session and first Grand Prix of the year, which will be held in Bahrain next month. Marca has reported that the 39-year-old Spaniard will be fit for it.
‘The blow was to his face, without affecting his arms or legs, and the jaw could even have been affected with a fracture and some teeth according to the CT scan performed,’ reports the Spanish publication.
‘The doctors seem to have a good prognosis since they would have assured him that it’s not so bad that he won’t miss the mid-March tests or the start of the season in Bahrain on March 28.’
‘In any case, it will be the tests, with less swelling in the area, that will determine if a small operation is necessary or what treatment the driver should take and the final degree of severity,’ it continued.
It doesn’t seem that serious.
The officials responding to the source have revealed that there is still ambiguity about the actual fracture, and only the next test will determine it. But anyway, Alonso would not be missing the trip to Bahrain.
“If it really is a clean fracture, there should be no need for further testing. Either way, whatever it is, it’s not a major injury. So it can be said, almost with complete certainty, that he could be without any problems in the pre-season tests in Bahrain.”