Fernando Alonso is already preparing his return to the Formula 1 with the team Alpine. In recent weeks he has been working hard on his physical side to get to the best of the preseason tests that will take place at the Bahrain circuit. However, this Friday the French team confirmed that it will not be present at the presentation of the new car.
The date stipulated by the Alpine team was this Monday, March 2. There the design of the car that will hit the track in Sakhir, in the preseason tests, would be announced. However, Alonso will not accompany his new partner, Esteban Ocon. Ocon will be Alonso’s 13th teammate. In addition, it will be the second French, the previous one was Romain grosjean in Renault.
The absence of Alonso in the presentation of the French team has a clear reason. The Spaniard suffered a severe accident while training on a bicycle, as he usually does on the streets of Lugano, Switzerland, his place of residence. There he was run over by a woman who was looking for parking in a supermarket in the area. That is why he wants to fully recover before being with the team.
The consequences of the accident were not so serious. Alonso was fired and fell with his face. However, he only suffered a small jaw fracture and the loss of some teeth. As confirmed by his friend, Flavio briatoreHe can speak normally and is already preparing his return to the slopes after jaw surgery.
A few days ago, Alonso gave an interview in which he assured that the fight for the middle of the grid will be very fought. I think it will be a fight. We could fight for sixth or seventh or 15 with ease. Our goal is to fight to be in the top ten. You have to keep your feet on the ground. There will not be many changes for this year and the performance will not be much different from last year.
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