McLaren driver Fernando Alonso looks set to make his return at the Malaysian Grand Prix following his testing accident in Barcelona last month.
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The two-time world champion took to Twitter to tell fans he had completed simulator work in the team’s factory in Woking and was on course to make a return in Malaysia next weekend.
Alonso missed the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on doctors’ orders after crashing heavily during the second F1 test in Barcelona.
The Spaniard was airlifted from the track under sedation and spent three days in hospital.
However, Alonso must still pass an FIA health test to be allowed to race at Sepang and he has been doing everything possible to show he is back to full fitness by posting several photos of himself swimming and working out.
McLaren had a poor start to 2015, with Alonso’s replacement Kevin Magnussen did not make it to the grid after his engine blew during an installation lap.
Button finished in 11th, but was lapped twice by race winner Lewis Hamilton.
Gran día en la fabrica de McLaren! Muchas reuniones y trabajo en el simulador! Great day today at MTC! Lots of meetings and simulator work!
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) March 18, 2015