Alonso gives update after surgery – “I am sure I will be 100%”

Alpine driver Fernando Alonso gave an update after his surgery, saying that he will make a full recovery in due time.

In February of 2021, Alonso suffered a scary cycling accident. He was rushed to hospital and his condition was deemed in need of surgery.

The accident occurred right before the 2021 season, so the Spaniard delayed his surgery until the off-season. He had it to remove the titanium plates attached to his jaw, finally completing the procedure required.

Alonso gave an update after his surgery, saying that he will be completely fine before the 2022 season kicks off.

Speaking to AS, the two-time world champion said, “We need a good winter, that’s for sure, I need to be prepared or prepared a little better than last year; the February accident with the bicycle did not help last year.

“I had surgery last week and I was in the hospital for a while. Now I am recovering from the operation. After that, we have to go to the winter tests with a good programme, physically and also in the car.

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Alonso (pictured0 underwent surgery recently. Source: Alpine

“And if the car is competitive, I’m sure I will be 100%. And it’s up to us to make a good car; we will do it or we will learn from our mistakes.”

Joy to watch

When asked which drivers he loved watching while he was away from F1, the 40-year-old said, “I said at the beginning of last year’s championship, before it started, in Bahrain, that the drivers who impressed me the most when I was at home watching on telly were George (Russell) with the performance at Williams, and of course Max (Verstappen).

“Those were the two guys for whom I was turning on the television who were giving something extra. Daniel (Ricciardo) was also there and because I was with Renault, the car interested me a lot last year. Now you see first-hand how the Enstone factory has evolved.”

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