The bicycle accident suffered by Fernando Alonso last February, when he was run over while training in Switzerland, still has consequences for the Asturian pilot.
As revealed Antonio Lobato in ‘Radio Marca’, Alonso himself told him when they met in Barcelona that he still wears a bandage on his leg related to the aforementioned accident.
“When I was in Barcelona I spoke to him in the paddock and asked him about the blow to his mouth. They have to remove the titanium plate, but I realized that he had a bandage on his leg and he told me it was from the blow with the bike. And it is likely that some small sequel will have, “explained the popular journalist.
However, the Alpine rider assures that he feels better and better and that he is doing well professionally, despite the fact that he still has to remove two titanium plates that he lifts in his mouth because of the accident: “I will have to remove two titanium plates that I have in my upper jaw at the end of the season.”
Alonso, optimistic for the French GP
Alonso declared, in the press conference prior to the French GP, that their feelings with the car “are improving” and assured that they will fight to “achieve results” until the last race in Abu Dhabi.
“In a way, I feel that things are improving for me in terms of the sensations with the car already extract the maximum. I think that from Portugal there was a clear change in how I felt about the car. In Barcelona, again, I entered Q3 and then on Sunday the strategy of a stop was a bit too ambitious, “said Alonso in statements collected by the Motorsport portal.
“In Monaco, until qualifying, I felt good, and even on Sunday. And then Baku, it was the best result of the whole yearSo I think things are looking up and I can’t wait to get better results in the second half of the season, “he added.
On the Paul Ricard circuit, where he will race this weekend, he said: “I am positive about competitiveness here. I think that Monaco and Baku, being urban circuits, were a preparation and a different feeling with cars, for everyone. So if we take Portimao and Barcelona as the last real comparison, I think we were in a positive trend, “he said.