Fernando Alonso will need another jaw surgery after being involved in an accident while cycling in Switzerland. However, this will not affect his Formula 1 season.
The Spaniard was hit by a car before the pre-season testing while training with his bike. Therefore, he had to undergo jaw surgery, from which he recovered quite quickly. Despite that, the new Alpine driver admitted on the first day of pre-season testing that he will need another surgery after the end of the 2021 season.
“I don’t expect any issues honestly,” said Alonso, when asked about how his preparations for the campaign had been impacted by the crash. “I’ve been training for I think three weeks or two weeks, absolutely normal and I’ve been in the simulator as well, Monday and Tuesday, so you know the preparations were not affected too much.
“I missed only a couple of marketing days and filming days which I was happy within away. And then, I recorded everything yesterday afternoon, so I had a very intense day on marketing activities. But yeah I feel fine.”
“One thing is the professional side and driving side, which is 100%. On the personal side, I will have to remove two titanium plates that I have on the upper jaw, which will be removed at the end of the season. So, there is still something going on after the championship finishes but, as I said, they will not affect my professional life.”
The second surgery will not affect his 2021 season and Fernando Alonso will start his journey with Alpine this Saturday at the pre-season testing.