McLaren driver Fernando Alonso has been cleared to fly to the Malaysian Grand Prix after undergoing concussion checks, according to reports.
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Spanish newspaper Marca reports that the two-time world champion underwent memory and reflex checks in Cambridge following the high speed crash in testing that kept the Spaniard out of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Alonso must now pass a final FIA test at the Sepang Circuit on Thursday before being able to begin practice in Friday.
His manager Luis Garcia Abad was in no doubt that Alonso would race in Malaysia.
“It is private so I cannot confirm or deny it, but I have no doubts he will go to Malaysia as planned,” he is quoted as saying by the BBC.
Alonso was airlifted to hospital under sedation following his crash in Barcelona last month and spent three nights in hospital.
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.