Spanish driver Fernando Alonso will not to be taking part at the season opening Australian Grand Prix due to the still mysterious accident he had in preseason testing days in Barcelona.
McLaren Honda revealed earlier today that the doctor’s recommendations are clear and Alonso should not drive yet. The Woking–based team sent a statement through their official website where they said that the doctors find Fernando asymptomatic of any medical issue but he should be prevented from any environmental risk factors and McLaren should minimize the chances of second impact syndrome.
The Spaniard has understood and accepted the advice as he said in his official twitter account: “It will be tough not to be in Australia, but I understand the recommendations. A second impact in less than 21 days "NO"”. He also confirmed he will be back racing in Malaysia later this month.
McLaren's test driver Kevin Magnussen will take Alonso’s place in Australia on March 13th, 14th and 15th. The Danish feels excited about going back to racing as he commented on twitter: “Shame about the circumstances but still I'm so excited to be racing in Melbourne. Can't wait!“. Alonso, in response, wished him luck.
by Cristina DeLarge