The driver of Formula 1 team McLaren Spaniard Fernando Alonso admitted that a large anxiously waiting for medical tests, which will go on Thursday in Shanghai.
Only the positive result will allow him to start in the third round of the World Cup – Grand Prix (April 17) on the track in Shanghai.
– Of course I was disappointed when the FIA medical commission did not allow me to take off in the previous round in Bahrain. But I assure you that I respect without reservation all decisions of the commission, even now, when I look forward to the race in China. I feel good, I do not have any health problems, because even though I have no confidence that I go, I continue to prepare – said Alonso.
Spaniard March 20 during the first round – Australian Grand Prix – had a serious accident. On the 18th lap, when overtaking at high speed Mexican Esteban Gutierrez (Haas), Alonso hit right front wheel in the back of the ball. The car bounced off the car Haas team, hit the barrier, somersaulted in the air and then hit the safety barrier.
McLaren has been completely shattered, fragments of bodies covered track. Two-time world champion on his own got out of the car wreck.
On the track appeared safety car, the race completely stopped, and all the drivers arrived to the site. Alonso and Gutierrez were taken to a medical facility, where he underwent a short test. The first results showed no damage, but later detailed diagnostics detected in Alonso breaking several ribs.
Before the next race – the Grand Prix of Bahrain (April 3) – the driver does not pass the mandatory medical tests and was not allowed to take off, and his license has been temporarily suspended.
On Thursday, April 14 in Shanghai – as recommended by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) – Alonso again stand before a medical commission. If the test result is positive, receive permission to start.
„I believe that the decision will be positive for me, I can not imagine to re-watch the race from the stands or boxing team” – said Alonso, who in recent years has already triumphed twice in Shanghai. For the first time as a driver Renault team, and the other in the colors of Ferrari.