F1 driver Alonso hospitalized after traffic accident

Thursday, 11. February 2021 21:58

Fernando Alonso, a Spanish racing driver who won the Formula One World Drivers' Championship in 2005 and 2006 with Renault, was rushed to a hospital after having been involved in a road accident, Alpine F1 Team stated on Thursday.

According to the statement, Alonso was hit by a car while he was cycling in Switzerland but is "conscious and well in himself" at the moment.

Alpine F1, which is the name Renault took after having undergone a rebranding, hired Alonso to return to Formula 1 racing after the Spanish ace spent two years competing in other categories.

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