Fernando Alonso, is subjected today to a medical review after the accident at the Australian GP where he suffered a brutal impact when colliding with the Haas of Esteban Gutierrez as he tried to move it forward. The car is completely destroyed after the side impact and the subsequent laps that gave. Has not been able to recover anything on the chassis and not the engine, but everything seemed to indicate that the physical conditions of Alonso was good to be able to compete in the GP of Bahrain…
Now we have known that Fernando Alonso will not be able to compete in the race after knowing the results of the medical test to which they must submit before the end of this week to see if I was in conditions to compete. Will be replaced by Stoffel Vandoorne, the reserve driver of the team McLaren-Honda. The young rider will be racing with the number 47, and who will give the maximum to perform a good career, and so being able to win the seat of McLaren if Jenson Button finally start the next year of the team.
The reason why Fernando Alonso can’t compete in the GP of Bahrain is that the doctors of the FIA do not consider that it is safe to re-upload to the car after finding some abnormalities in your review. The scans of chest CT have been verified and it seems that even suffers a pneumothorax (accumulation of air outside, or lung in the cavity of the pleura) and a broken rib, which has alerted the doctors to not give the OK for the aches and pains that may be suffered by the pilot spaniard.
The Spanish rider has highlighted that he was prepared to endure the pain, and has tried to run up at the last minute, while respecting the decisions of doctors to ensure safety. In addition, in the official press release of the FIA, it could also be read that has been asked perform another scanner before the next GP of China to confirm, finally, that Alonso is in the conditions for the appointment, where everything seems to indicate that yes will be able to ride after recovering from these ailments.