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Alonso will have medical in China on Thursday Morning

Fernando Alonso is set to go through the same procedure as we saw a couple of weeks ago in Bahrain, with medical checks to ensure the Spaniard is fit to race.

The McLaren driver had a sizable accident at the Australian Grand Prix in the middle of March. While on the outset he emerged from the car fine, it was established he had a punctured lung and broken ribs.

Both he and the team thought he would be able to drive in Bahrain, but the FIA stopped them on safety grounds, forcing the team to run super-sub Stoffel Vandoorne in the car. It was a great debut for the Belgian, scoring a point in his first race in Formula One.

Having now gone back to training, Alonso has been promoting his strong work ethic on social media to show his fans he is fit and ready to race, although he must go through the same hoops as he did in Bahrain to satisfy the FIA medical team. Stoffel Vandoorne has flown to China on standby.

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