McLaren’s Fernando Alonso to Sit Out of Bahrain Grand Prix

McLaren reserve driver, Stoffel Vandoorne, will make his Grand Prix debut this weekend, replacing Alonso.

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Team McLaren’s Spanish driver Fernando Alonso will miss this weekend’s 2016 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix on medical grounds.

Following an examination at the Sakhir circuit on 31 March, it was decided that the Spaniard had not recovered sufficiently, following his crash in Australia to compete.

Two sets of chest CT scans were compared and it was decided that there was an insufficient resolution of the signs to allow him to compete on safety grounds. A repeat chest scan has been requested before the Chinese Grand prix and the results will be considered before allowing him to race there.
Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)

McLaren reserve driver, Stoffel Vandoorne, will make his Grand Prix debut this weekend, replacing Alonso.

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