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Formula One star Fernando Alonso pictured leaving hospital days after being hit by a car

Fernando Alonso has left hospital just days after being struck by a car whilst cycling in Switzerland following successful surgery on his jaw.

The two-time Formula One champion was rushed to hospital last Thursday after he was run over by a car as he was training ahead of his F1 return with the Alpine team near his home in Switzerland.

Alonso, who has had two years away from the sport, required surgery and had to have his upper jaw re-positioned following the collision. 

Fernando Alonso (pictured with a black mask on) was seen leaving hospital on Monday days after being hit by a car

Fernando Alonso (pictured with a black mask on) was seen leaving hospital on Monday days after being hit by a car

The Formula One star needed jaw surgery after being run over whilst cycling in Switzerland - but needed no assistance as he walked out alongside a doctor

The Formula One star needed jaw surgery after being run over whilst cycling in Switzerland - but needed no assistance as he walked out alongside a doctor

Fernando Alonso (pictured with a black mask on) was seen leaving hospital on Monday just days after having jaw surgery following a collision with a car whilst he was cycling

The Spaniard was pictured leaving the Bern hospital on Monday alongside a doctor after being discharged following his surgery.

The 39-year-old did not need any assistance as he left the hospital and will now be allowed to continue his recovery from his home.

The race will now be on for Alonso to recover in time for the start of the new F1 season, which gets underway in Bahrain on March 28.

Alonso, who helped Toyota win the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in 2018 and 2019, has been preparing for his return to Formula One having signed for Alpine – previously known as Renault – after a two-year absence from the sport. 

Two-time F1 champion was cycling near his home in Switzerland when the incident happened

Alonso is set to make a full-time return to F1 after he signed for Alpine for the 2021 campaign

Alonso is set to make a full-time return to F1 after he signed for Alpine for the 2021 campaign

Alonso is set to make a full-time return to F1 after he signed for Alpine for the 2021 campaign

The Spaniard claimed both his F1 titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006 and this season will be his third stint with the constructor.

Alonso left Formula One in 2018 after an unsuccessful four-year second stint with McLaren. 

He previously drove for the team for a single season in 2007 but fell out with team bosses during a tumultuous battle with his then-rookie team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who was in his first season in the sport.

Alonso then returned to Renault for the 2008 and 2009 seasons before racing with Ferrari from 2010 until 2014.

Alonso has been in a relationship with Italian model Linda Morselli since 2016. Pictured: The couple together in 2017 attending the FIA Hall of Fame Induction ceremony at Automobile Club De France

Alonso has been in a relationship with Italian model Linda Morselli since 2016. Pictured: The couple together in 2017 attending the FIA Hall of Fame Induction ceremony at Automobile Club De France

Alonso has been in a relationship with Italian model Linda Morselli since 2016. Pictured: The couple together in 2017 attending the FIA Hall of Fame Induction ceremony at Automobile Club De France

Overall, he has won 32 races out of 311 race starts, placing him sixth on the all-time winners list.

Alonso has been in a relationship with Italian model Linda Morselli since 2016.  

He is set to be partnered at Alpine this coming season by younger driver Esteban Ocon, who also raced for the then Renault team last year. 

Testing for the new season is taking place in the middle eastern country between March 12-14.