Fernando Alonso will return to the grid for the second Grand Prix of the season in Malaysia subject to a final fitness test, McLaren have confirmed.
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Alonso missed the season-opening Australian Grand Prix after suffering concussion during a winter testing crash in Barcelona.
“McLaren-Honda is pleased to announce that, subject to a successful final FIA medical assessment this Thursday 26th March at the Sepang International Circuit, Fernando Alonso will return to the cockpit of his MP4-30 car for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix,” a team statement read.
Alonso was airlifted to hospital under sedation following his crash in Barcelona last month and spent three nights in hospital.
The two-time world champion crashed into a wall at over 140km/h and suffered memory loss, with McLaren playing down reports that the Spaniard had forgotten he was a Formula One driver.
He was replaced by reserve driver Kevin Magnussen for the Australian Grand Prix, however the Dane did not make it onto the grid after suffering engine issues during an installation lap.