Alonso's return in Malaysia "a mere formality", says manager

Fernando Alonso's manager says the McLaren-Honda driver will be back in action in Malaysia next weekend.

"Fernando will be in Malaysia," Luis Garcia-Abad announced to the Spanish press early on Saturday.

It is known that the 33-year-old driver, who sat out the Melbourne season opener last weekend after his mysterious Barcelona testing crash a month ago, will undergo official FIA medical tests on Sunday.

A representative of Garcia-Abad was quoted by AS sports newspaper: "Fernando is well and he will pass the tests for sure, it is a mere formality."

He was speaking to the press at an event in Asturias, Alonso's home town, along with the double world champion's father, Jose Luis.

Alonso drove McLaren's simulator on Wednesday in preparation from the Malaysian race before handing over to Jenson Button on Thursday. He also tweeted an aerial photo of McLaren's factory on Friday and said "good morning" with two OK signs.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Fernando Alonso , Luis Garcia
Article type Breaking news
Tags luis garcia-abad