Alonso to see doctors at Cambridge University

Fernando Alonso will find out today if he's fit to travel to the Malaysian Grand Prix, as he undergoes medical tests at the famous English university Cambridge.

British newspapers The Telegraph, Observer and Daily Mail all report that as the McLaren-Honda driver bids to return to the cockpit in Sepang next weekend, he will first have to satisfy three doctors appointed by the governing body, the FIA.

That will clear Alonso, 33, to travel to Malaysia this week, now more than a month after his mysterious Barcelona testing crash and hospitalisation.

Once in Kuala Lumpur, he will then have to sit with FIA doctor Jean-Charles Piette for his so-called 'impact test', in which Alonso's current cognitive skills and reactions are compared with his earlier 'control' results.

The newspapers also reported that Alonso will have to be green-lighted by the Sepang circuit's own doctor.

On Saturday, Alonso's manager Luis Garcia-Abad told Spanish media: "Fernando will be in Malaysia."

His representative also told the AS sports newspaper: "Fernando is well and he will pass the tests for sure, it is a mere formality."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Luis Garcia
Article type Breaking news
Tags cambridge, mclaren