Alonso Backs Kubica in Rallying Decision
“We need to have something to get some adrenalin out of our system and rallying is good training from an F1 driver's point of view,” said Alonso in a recent interview with the CNN.
Referring to the risks an F1 driver exposes himself throughout the year, Alonso revealed a near-disaster experience of his own recently, while doing his usually training on a bike. The Spaniard is known to be a bike aficionado, as he almost started out his own professional cycling team a couple of years back. For the time being however, he uses this passion for cycling as part of his yearly physical preparation for F1 racing.
“I train on a bicycle ever day, and a couple of weeks ago a friend and myself were out riding and a truck cut in front us. A few metres nearer and we would have crashed into it. You cannot cut out risk.”
Known to be one of Kubica's best buddies in the paddock – if not the best one – Alonso was the first driver to rush to the Santa Corona hospital a couple of Sunday ago and check on the Renault driver's condition after his rally crash.
“It was not so clear he was going to survive. I tried to drive to the hospital to find out exactly what his injuries were. Now he is recovering well and we hope to see him back very soon in F1,” he added.