Fernando Alonso expresses his gratitude for huge support from Azerbaijani fans
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 21
Following his spectacular crash at the Australian Grand Prix from which he thankfully escaped unharmed, McLaren-Honda driver and Official Ambassador of the 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE, Fernando Alonso today expressed his gratitude for the huge outpouring of support he has received from his fans in Azerbaijan in the wake of Sunday's accident.
"I would like to thank all my supporters in Azerbaijan for their many messages of support over the last days. I am incredibly grateful to have escaped without serious injury from Sunday's accident and know just how lucky I am to be alive. This is the life of a racing driver but it is helped so much by the unwavering support I have always received from my fans, which includes the many amazing people in Azerbaijan. More than ever, I feel so honoured to be the Ambassador for the inaugural F1 race in beautiful Baku and I can't wait to race in front of all of you this summer.