Fernando Alonso published his first photo on social networks last Wednesday after the bicycle accident he suffered on February 11 and for which he was operated on the upper jaw. Since then he has been updating his profile on his recovery, already working on his physical preparation. About his accident, more details are being known and Flavio Briatore has been the last to give any of them.
“He crashed into a car. He was very lucky. Do you remember what happened to Nicky Hayden, Mark Webber or Alex Zanardi? I think you have a destiny in life,” revealed the former head of Alonso at Renault in a video call with Peter Windsor.
Last Thursday, February 11, Alonso, who this year returns to F1 with the Alpine team, collided with his bicycle against the right side of a car that was crossing the street to enter a supermarket.
It is known that Briatore and Alonso have a close relationship since their inception in the Formula 1 World Championship. He has spoken in recent days with the Spanish driver and, therefore, has been able to see his condition first-hand: he has no problems speaking and he has broken two teeth.
“He has no problem speaking. He speaks very well. The problem is here in the jaw and teeth. He broke two teeth. He was very lucky. Riding a bike now is very dangerous because the tire’s contact with the asphalt is very low, barely a few inches, and braking is difficult. He was very lucky. I have been talking to him today and he spoke perfectly. He was only unable to speak for a day because he had a mask that reached up to his eyes. normal, “he explained.
In time for the World Cup
Facing the Formula 1 World Championship, Briatore sees no problem for Alonso to be in the pre-season session set for mid-March in which the Spanish will drive the Alpine A521 for the first time. After the test, the first date of the season will arrive in Sakhir (Bahrain).
“He’s fully recovered now. I’m sure he will be in the test. Fernando is ready. Regardless of the accident he had on a bicycle, I talk to him every day and I have told him to stop with the bike, because the bike is very dangerous. Yes. If you want to go by bike, you should go on the mountain bike and not on the road. I told Fernando: ‘If you don’t stop with the bike, I’ll lock you in the garage.’