Bahrain GP

Alonso to have doctors checks before Bahrain, new chassis and engine

Fernando Alonso is to be checked by FIA doctors before the start of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend, following his large crash in Melbourne destroying his car in the process.

With an impact of 46G, it damaged the engine and chassis, as well as cracking his seat, although the Spaniard wasn’t badly injured in the incident. As is standard with large impacts, it is understood he will be checked over before the race to make sure he is well enough to compete, as confirmed by McLaren:

“As is always the case after a significant accident, Fernando will have a routine meeting with the FIA doctors in the formula one paddock on Thursday morning.”

He will have a new engine and chassis in Bahrain, using the second of five engines allowed for the season, while another chassis has been made up by McLaren for the weekend. In case Alonso doesn’t pass the FIA tests, test driver and GP2 champion Stoffel Vandoorne will be on standby.

Image via McLaren

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