Two-Time F1 Champion Fernando Alonso Set to Go Under the Knife

Published 12/14/2021, 5:45 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso before the race REUTERS/Rula Rouhana


Fernando Alonso impressed everyone with his comeback in the 2021 season. He outscored his teammate, Esteban Ocon, in the drivers’ standings. The Spaniard also secured a podium in Qatar, which was his first since the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix.

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But, before the start of the 2022 season, he will visit the hospital. Alonso met with an accident in the early part of 2021. He fell from his bike on the road, which broke his jaw. He had surgery after the accident, which meant that he had plates in his jaw the whole year.

But since the jaw is healed, he is now considering removing the plates by having another surgery.

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My destiny in the winter is going to start in the hospital: Fernando Alonso

As reported by grandpx. news, the two-time world champion is very much looking forward to the new 2022 cars. He and Alpine have high hopes for the new cars and they want to compete at the top.

To compete at his best, Alonso is paying a visit to his surgeon to remove the plates from his jaw.

Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021, Alpine’s Fernando Alonso before the race Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna

“My destiny in the winter is going to start in the hospital. 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,” said Alonso.

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Alonso had previously stated that he was very scared at his return after the accident.

“I was very scared. One month before the first race of the championship, you find yourself in the hospital after a bike accident. … And you start thinking if this could delay your comeback and if this will have any consequences on your comeback.

But luckily, the doctors quickly identified the problem … and immediately said that it was a quick recovery,” said Fernando.

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Well, all F1 fans hope that with another successful surgery, he can remove the plates. We need to see the best version of the two-time world champion in the sport.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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