Fernando Alonso discovers F1 fate after prognosis by doctors from cycling crash

Fernando Alonso will not miss pre-season testing for the new Formula One campaign despite his recent cycling accident, according to reports in Spain.

Alonso is in hospital after being hit by a car while out on a training ride near with the Alpine F1 team near his home in Lugano, Switzerland, on Thursday.

It is believed the Spaniard has suffered multiple fractures from the accident, while other reports suggest his jaw has been damaged.

Doubts were therefore raised over his chances of competing in the 2021 F1 season, which kicks off in just over a month’s time out in Bahrain.

But according to Marca, Alonso has only sustained an injury to his jaw and will be ready to complete pre-season testing on March 5 ahead of the new campaign.

The Spanish outlet claim his arms and legs have not been affected, with the doctors instead giving him a “good prognosis” and assuring him that he will not miss pre-season testing or the start of the new season.

However, their report adds that further tests on Friday will determine whether he requires a “small operation” or not.

Dr Jose Gonzalez explained: “If there is a mandibular fracture, the tests will be because they want to see if there is a displacement and whether to put a plate on it.

“If it really is a clean fracture, there should be no need for further testing.

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  • “Either way, whatever it is, it’s not a major injury.

    “So it can be said, almost with complete certainty, that he could be without any problems in the pre-season tests in Bahrain.”

    Alonso is set to make his F1 comeback this season with the Alpine team, previously known as Renault.

    The 39-year-old set up the team last year after securing sponsorship for five years from the UAE.

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