Sport Fernando Alonso: Bicycle accident was a small setback

12:30  25 november  2021
12:30  25 november  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Fernando Alonso believes that his in winter bicycle accident has no major impact on the course of his formula 1-season 2021 had. However, the Alpine Routinian acknowledges that the injuries suffered, including a pine break, have led to take a little longer until he could retrieve his performance potential to 100 percent.

Alonso was collided on February 11 while cycling in Lugano with a car. He moved into a pine break, among other things. "The doctor has said very quickly that I will be okay ten, twelve days after surgery. That was in early February, so I did not worry," he tells in the podcast 'Beyond the Grid'.

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"In retrospe, if I look at how the season started for me, I would have used more time in the car in the winter, in the simulator, in the factory. I missed a test in Paul Ricard with the 2018 car, The team did, "says Alonso.

Although he was there for all official tests, and at the season opener in Bahrain anyway. But: "I needed five or six races to get to 100 percent. Without the accident, it may have been only two or three," he suspects. "It's already a setback."

with now 40 years Alonso is soon the oldest driver in the starter field of the formula 1. Although Kimi Räikkönen is almost two years older, but he will end his career at the end of 2021. It is quite natural that physically something has changed. For example, Alonso feels more than earlier than before.

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¿PBTAG | Btgalonso | PB¿ "This is something that changed in the course of my career. When I was younger, I could sleep in every country, in every time zone. Jetlag was there no problem. Now it's not there Big thing, but I realize that I need more days to get used to a new time zone, "he admits.

influence on his performance but not: "If you are sitting in the car, [...] the body turns on and it flows adrenaline. The focus is so high that you forgets the moment you have difficulties physically and mental. This is absorbed by the car. "

"Sometimes I have something in my mind, which burdenes me maybe a personal thing. But if you run the visor and drive out of the box, do you forget everything else," says Alonso.

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