Fernando Alonso in hospital after cycling accident

Alpine F1 Team have confirmed reports that Fernando Alonso has been taken to hospital in Switzerland. 

His accident was initially reported in the Italian press before being confirmed by the team.

His injuries are unknown.

In a statement, the team said: “Alpine F1 Team can confirm that Fernando Alonso has been involved in a road accident while cycling in Switzerland.

“Fernando is conscious and well in himself and is awaiting further medical examinations tomorrow morning.”

Alpine have said there will be no more statements this evening with more updates tomorrow.

Alonso is returning to Formula 1 in 2021 after a two year absence joining his old Enstone based team who he won two world championships with in 2005 and 2006.

More to follow.