Alonso to sit out Bahrain race on medical grounds

Sakhir (Bahrain), March 31 (IANS) 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 Thursday 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 insufficient resolution of the signs to allow him to compete on safety grounds,” read a Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) statement on Thursday.

“A repeat chest scan has been requested before the Chinese Grand prix and the results will be considered before allowing him to race there.”

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

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here