Fernando Alonso will continue his preparation ahead of the season following his cycling accident and will therefore miss Alpine’s 2021 Formula 1 car launch.
The Spaniard will finally come back in Formula 1 after two sabbatical years from the pinnacle of motorsport.
Alonso was hit by a car while cycling in Switzerland. Luckily, it was nothing too serious and he was discharged from the hospital 48 hours after surgery to his jaw. Alpine F1 team stated that it expected him to be fit and ready for the preparation ahead of the new season.
Due to this incident, the timeline for his pre-season preparation changed. Therefore, Alpine announced that Fernando will miss any media activities next week, which means he will be absent at the launch of the new car as well.
“We regret to confirm that Fernando Alonso will not be present for the media Q&A on this occasion,” the team stated. “The sanitary situation and corresponding regulations in place do not allow him to do any communications and marketing activities while he undertakes his critical season preparation. We will instead publish a Q&A with Fernando for media use and he will be available for media in Bahrain for official pre-season testing.”