Fernando Alonso has been taken to hospital following a cycling accident in Switzerland, his team have confirmed.
The extent of any injuries the two-times world champion may have suffered are as yet unknown.
“Alpine F1 Team can confirm that Fernando Alonso has been involved in a road accident while cycling in Switzerland,” the team confirmed in a statement on Thursday.
“Fernando is conscious and well in himself and is awaiting further medical examinations tomorrow morning.
“Alpine F1 Team will not make any further statement at this point in time. Further updates will be given tomorrow.”
Italian sporting publication La Gazzetta dello Sport reported initial examinations indicated Alonso “has possible fractures”.
Alonso is due to make his comeback to Formula 1 this year with the Alpine team, previously known as Renault. Alpine is yet to confirm details of its launch plans. However the team and its rivals are due to participate in a three-day pre-season test at Bahrain International Circuit beginning on March 12th.
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