Alpine F1 team confirmed on Friday that Formula One driver Fernando Alonso will return to the competition after a successful jaw surgery.
It was confirmed that he was admitted to the hospital after being hit by a car one month prior to his return to F1 after a two-year hiatus.
“Looking forward, after a few days of complete rest, he will be able to progressively resume training. We expect him to be fully operational to undertake preparation for the season,” the Alpine F1 team wrote in an official statement.
His return will be marked by pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir on March 12. His first race will also take place at the same venue on March 28.
After previously announcing retirement in 2018, Alonso is set to return this year.
He has won two world titles under Renault, which has been re-branded as Alpine for 2021.
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