Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso rushed to hospital after being hit by a car

Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso is in hospital after being hit by a car whilst cycling in Switzerland.

The 39-year-old is due to return to F1 this year after a two-year absence.

But ahead of the new season, Alonso was involved in a road accident whilst out on a training ride near Lugano in Switzerland.

Alonso’s team, Alpine F1, have confirmed that the Spaniard is ‘conscious and well in himself’ but will undergo further medical tests on Friday.

A statement from the Alpine F1 squad said: ‘Alpine F1 Team can confirm that Fernando Alonso has been involved in a road accident while cycling in Switzerland.

‘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.’

Alonso has 32 Grand Prix wins to his name and is a two-time world champion with victories in 2005 and 2006.

The Spaniard left F1 at the end of 2018 after four seasons with McLaren.

Speaking about his return in October, Alonso said: ‘It felt amazing to be able to drive these cars after two years and feel the speed again.

‘How everything comes so fast, corner after corner, the performance under braking and all the things a Formula One car has to offer. To feel it once again felt nice.

‘The car was outperforming me at the moment because I cannot extract the maximum because getting back to F1 speed is not so easy but I was improving lap after lap.

‘It was high pressure, hard work, the car has potential but there is room to improve.’

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