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Fernando Alonso to race for Alpine all season with titanium plates in jaw

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Two-times Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso said on Friday he expects to race all season with titanium plates in his broken jaw.

The 39-year-old Spaniard instructed reporters at testing in Bahrain on Friday that he did not anticipate any factors on observe, nonetheless, in what’s going to seemingly be his comeback advertising and marketing marketing campaign after two years away.

“I’ve been training for two weeks as normal. I’ve been in the simulator as well on Monday and Tuesday,” he said when requested regarding the lingering outcomes of a freeway accident in Switzerland whereas biking in February.

“The preparations were not affected too much, I missed only a couple of marketing and filming days which I was happy in a way (to miss),” added the Alpine driver, who was absent from the employees’s livery launch. “I feel fine.”

“I will have to remove two titanium plates that I have on the upper jaw, they will be removed I think at the end of the season. So, still something going on after the championship finishes but it will not be affecting my professional life.”

Alonso, who obtained his titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006, ultimate raced in Formula One with McLaren in 2018. He will seemingly be 40 in July nonetheless stays to be youthful than Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen.

Asked about his targets, and whether or not or not he could hope to win races and championships as soon as extra with a employees that accomplished fifth ultimate 12 months, the two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner said he nonetheless had heaps to produce.

“The main (reason) why I am here or came back is because I felt I was at my best in the last couple of years, I felt I was driving better than ever and had to make a decision on what was the next challenge,” Alonso said.

“I believed that being at my finest now, Formula One was the place to be.

“To win races and championships I think you need a few more things than just your motivation or beliefs. You need a package, the luck, the momentum. It’s something we want to build with the new Alpine name.”

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