The former Ferrari and McLaren driver, now back with McLaren, went into a wall at high speed and was knocked unconscious. He spent three days in the hospital
Alonso’s doctors have pronounced the 33-year-old Spanish driver as entirely fit and healthy, but warned that another such impact within a few weeks of the first could have serious implications. The doctors therefore recommended that the driver sit out the season-opening Australian Grand Prix scheduled for March 15.
Alonso will be replaced by McLaren back-up driver Kevin Magnussen for the Australian Grand Prix, but should be back behind the wheel for the second race of the season, the Malaysian Grand Prix on March 29.