“We are even surprised he’s recovered so quickly”- Fernando Alonso had an incredible recovery from the accident in 48 hours.
Fernando Alonso met with a life-threatening accident during his bike training accident in Switzerland, but in less than 48 hours after his jaw surgery, he was discharged from the hospital.
Now, the Spaniard is training intensively for his comeback year, and Alpine is a bit surprised that what led to his impressive recovery from the accident.
“Fernando is doing very well,” said Alpine’s CEO Laurent Rossi according to Motorsport week. “He had a bad incident, a bike accident is rarely something that is easy but he was lucky.
“He ended up only suffering from his jaw so, besides the necessary surgery, the necessary care on his jaw, the rest is totally fine. Fernando is completely fit. We are even surprised he’s recovered so quickly.
“He confirmed to us immediately almost after the incident that he would be here in Bahrain which has been confirmed with his doctors and it looks like he was right because he’s absolutely fit and we’re looking forward to seeing him next week in the car.”
Alonso had his last stint in F1 with McLaren till the end of 2018. He then went onto ply his trade with other motorsports. and now a break from F1, he wishes to return.
“We have a guy which is a great champion and also I can feel him extremely motivated,” said the team’s Racing Director Davide Brivio.
“He’s coming back into a difficult sport, difficult environment while he was enjoying different activities, so his desire to be back in the most difficult championship and to fight against everybody shows how strongly motivated he is.
“I can feel chatting with him, you can see how hard he is working, how strong is his desire to be back. So I’m sure he will put in all his effort. If we were to be capable to give him a good package, for sure he will be able to fight for the great positions.”