Alonso receives final clearance to race in China

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso will contest the remainder of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend after receiving the all-clear following a further examination by the FIA medical team.

The McLaren driver was given the green light to compete in the opening practice session, with the FIA stipulating a further assessment of the double world champion’s condition following the hit-out.

Alonso, who sustained rib and lung injuries in a spectacular Australian Grand Prix crash, was forced to sit out the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Spaniard successfully completed the medical examination after reporting no signs of discomfort in first practice.

“As a result of a medical examination following Free Practice One, the FIA F1 Medical Delegate, Prof. Jean-Charles Piette, and the chief medical officer of the Chinese Grand Prix, Prof. Shiyi Chen, have ruled that Fernando Alonso is fit to take part in all remaining sessions this weekend,” read a statement from the FIA.

“However, as with this morning’s session, in case of any abnormal symptoms the driver has been informed that he must stop his car immediately.

“As the driver has been cleared to take part, no further medical checks will be undertaken unless the driver prevents any abnormal symptom.”

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