- Oct 27, 2014
Fernando Alonso will resume his McLaren seat at the Malaysian Grand Prix next weekend, his manager Luis Garcia-Abad has told Spanish press.
The double champion has been away from driving duties ever since his testing crash at Barcelona in February, with its precise cause still unclear. Suffering a concussion, it was feared that any second impact so soon after the first could be lethal to him, so the Spaniard was forced to miss the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, replaced by Kevin Magnussen.
Garcia-Abad spoke alongside Alonso’s father Jose Luis at an event in the 33 year-old’s hometown Asturias, reassuring Spanish sports paper AS that "Alonso will be at the Malaysian Grand Prix”, adding: “Fernando is well and will pass the medical tests, which is a mere formality."
It is understood that Alonso was in McLaren’s simulator preparing for Malaysia on Wednesday, and will take the aforementioned tests tomorrow before being cleared by the FIA medical delegate to race.
Current reports from Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport are that Alonso’s absence from driving has already potentially cost his insurers 1.8 million EUR, though if a car issue was found to have caused the crash, something McLaren has strongly denied, there would be no payout.
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