Alonso to have more surgery in 2022 off-season
"My destiny in the winter is going to start in hospital"
The first act in Fernando Alonso’s 2021-2022 ’off season’ is to head into hospital for an operation.
After signing to return to Formula 1 this year, the 40-year-old Spaniard kicked off his pre-season with a serious road cycling crash.
His injuries resulted in the installation of titanium plates in his jaw, which he has carried with him in his Alpine cockpit throughout the 22-race season.
And now that the Abu Dhabi finale has come and gone, Alonso is returning to Europe where he has another date with a surgeon.
"My destiny in the winter is going to start in hospital," the two-time champion is quoted by El Mundo Deportivo newspaper.
"First I will have the plates removed from my face and my jaw from my accident in February, and then I’ll have a few weeks to recover."
Before that, though, Alonso will participate in the tyre test in Abu Dhabi this week, as will new world champion Max Verstappen and many other drivers.
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