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#1 alonstar

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 19:44

He was hit by a car while cycling in Switzerland. Currently in hospital with suspected fractures.

 

https://www.gazzetta...603303162.shtml


Edited by alonstar, 11 February 2021 - 19:44.


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#2 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 19:46

Yep, just read this also. Possible he will miss the start of the season...

#3 FullOppositeLock

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 19:49

Say it ain't so. Was really looking forward to his return :(



#4 Ruusperi

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 19:52

Oh man.  :|  Thankfully (or hopefully) it's nothing serious like the accidents of Hayden or Zanardi.

But what a blow. I was so looking forward to see him return to F1.

Hope he recovers quickly.



#5 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 19:52

Will be harsh on Renault if he can’t start the season.... they already had this with Kubica.

Albon to sub?

#6 MJB5990

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 19:53

Hulkenberg on standby presumably. Unless Romain fancies going back to Bahrain.

#7 PayasYouRace

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 19:54

I'm starting to wonder if there's an Alonso curse going on. That's not good news but at least broken bones heal.



#8 masa90

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 19:55

Who is Renaults best juniorprospect? Just put him on and now give a chance to go for it. Cheaper aswell.

 

All the best for Alonso, seemingly no life threatening injuries?



#9 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 19:55

https://formulanerds...whilst-cycling/

#10 alonstar

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 19:59

Alpine just tweeted. He is conscious and well in himself

 

https://twitter.com/...2800061441?s=20



#11 Clrnc

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:01

Was worried when I saw this news. God bless him, get well soon. Doesn't sound like he can make the season opener with multiple fractures



#12 Boing 2

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:03

May as well get on the phone to Hulkenberg.....



#13 Anja

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:03

Why can't we have nice things  :cry: 

Hopefully it's nothing too serious. 



#14 Marklar

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:04

good to hear that it seems to be not grave. got scared when I initially read it

#15 PayasYouRace

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:07

Edited title to be less ambiguous.



#16 baddog

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:08

That is very sad for him and his family, and of course the Renault if it impacts his racing. :(



#17 cpbell

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:09

Yep, just read this also. Possible he will miss the start of the season...

Almost certainly, I'd say.



#18 Quickshifter

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:10

Terrible news. Hopefully he is fit to start the season.



#19 AustinF1

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:11

Bad news, but good in that it doesn't seem to be too bad. My 17 yo is crushed. 



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#20 thegamer23

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:12

Multiple broken bones according to ‘de telegraaf’.



#21 Boxerevo

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:13

First thing that came in my mind was Hayden, R.I.P Nicky.

 

Well, when you get on a bicycle you know that you are the most fragile vehicle out there... if anyone get it wrong you can say goodbye to this world, simple as that.


Edited by Boxerevo, 11 February 2021 - 20:14.


#22 Alburaq

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:14

Who is Renaults best juniorprospect? 

 

 

Nico Hulkenberg.


Edited by Alburaq, 11 February 2021 - 20:15.


#23 ARTGP

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:15

For bleeping sake.  :mad:


Edited by ARTGP, 11 February 2021 - 20:16.


#24 noikeee

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:15

He just doesn't get any breaks does he. At least it sounds like it's not life threatening or anything that terrible. Hopefully he's fine.

If a replacement is needed, i guess there's like a 90% chance of Hulkenberg. It's an obvious call. They've got Lundgaard and Piastri as promising youngsters but they're probably just slightly short of being ready quite yet.

#25 ARTGP

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:16

Multiple broken bones according to ‘de telegraaf’.

 

Well that's season done. This is a simply devastating setback.


Edited by ARTGP, 11 February 2021 - 20:18.


#26 Marklar

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:17

Well that's season done.

Depends on which bones

#27 masa90

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:18

Might be. So glad to hear that he is conscious though.

 

Time to give Zhou a drive?



#28 Coral

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:18

Oh for goodness' sake. Hope he gets well soon! :|



#29 Alburaq

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:18

Almost certainly, I'd say.

Are you one of the doctors that are taking care of Alonso?



#30 Hellenic tifosi

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:19

I'm starting to wonder if there's an Alonso curse going on. That's not good news but at least broken bones heal.


I am don't believe in supernatural things, but when I read the news this thought crossed my mind.

Such a shame - I seriously doubt that we will see him race in F1 ever again :(

#31 Risil

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:19

He just doesn't get any breaks does he.


Hmmm

#32 Risil

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:21

We'll have to wait for more news to come out about Alonso's injuries. Hopefully it's more a Mark Webber situation than anything else.

#33 ARTGP

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:22

Multiple broken bones according to ‘de telegraaf’.

 

Is this credible?



#34 AndyPerry

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:24

Ah for f***s sake.

#35 Anja

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:25

If a replacement is needed, i guess there's like a 90% chance of Hulkenberg. It's an obvious call. They've got Lundgaard and Piastri as promising youngsters but they're probably just slightly short of being ready quite yet.

 

I think so as well. Out of their juniors I think only Piastri qualifies for a superlicense and jumping straight from F3 to F1 doesn't seem like the best idea - although it all depends on how many races would that be, if it's just one or two then why not but for a longer period Hulk would be better. 


Edited by Anja, 11 February 2021 - 20:28.


#36 Alburaq

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:26

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Fingers crossed.

(for Zanardi and Schumi too...)


Edited by Alburaq, 11 February 2021 - 20:29.


#37 thefinalapex

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:27

Is this credible?


Telegraaf? Nah.

#38 SenorSjon

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:27

Bar 5 days difference, it is 10 years ago Kubica had his crash, while racing the same team. Weird coincidence.

 

 

I hope he is well.



#39 fed up

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:28

I’m gutted for him, especially this close the the season.  :(



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#40 cpbell

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:32

Are you one of the doctors that are taking care of Alonso?

No, but I have a relevant disability.



#41 TomNokoe

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:36

Hearing from sources close to Alonso that he has a broken jaw and will be taken to Bern, where there is a specialist unit for such injuries


#42 prty

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:38

According to this he has no fractures, but broken teeth and an impact on the face. Further tests at the hospital are being done:

 

https://twitter.com/...960251911520257


Edited by prty, 11 February 2021 - 20:41.


#43 Laster

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:39

If it is broken bones that would be maybe like 3-5 months. Hopefully not the case, but it’s not the end of the world for his comeback if that is the case. He might miss maybe half the season.

#44 Ruusperi

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:39

 

Hearing from sources close to Alonso that he has a broken jaw and will be taken to Bern, where there is a specialist unit for such injuries

 

If that's all, I think it won't affect his season. Jaw fractures tend to heal in 3 to 5 weeks.



#45 jee

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:40

Glad he had as much luck as in his testing accident and has almost no injuries 



#46 Marklar

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:41

Here comes the many hours of wild speculation after a accident

#47 ARTGP

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:42

 

Hearing from sources close to Alonso that he has a broken jaw and will be taken to Bern, where there is a specialist unit for such injuries

 

 

That's a bit of a relief.  Broken legs would be impossible to operate the brake pedal in a months time.



#48 Imperial

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:43

Bless him, what dirty rotten luck.

#49 Cornholio

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:45

It's a shame if he's out for the start of the year but if I'm honest, after Zanardi and Schumacher I'm actually a bit relieved from when I first saw the thread title.



#50 PayasYouRace

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 20:45

He just doesn't get any breaks does he. 

 

Probably not the best phrasing there.