Fernando Alonso will return to action in this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix providing he passes an FIA medical inspection, McLaren has announced.
After qualifying on the back row of the grid for the Australian Grand Prix Jenson Button admitted McLaren’s chances of even finishing the race are slim as he is yet to cover more than 12 laps in a row.
McLaren racing director Eric Boullier accepts it’s “likely to be a difficult start to the season” for the team following its reunion with Honda.
Fernando Alonso will not compete in the first race of the season in Australia, McLaren has confirmed.
McLaren’s difficult pre-season preparations continued on the first day of the final test as another technical problem halted their running after just seven laps.
Fernando Alonso will not participate in the final pre-season test following his crash on Sunday, McLaren has confirmed.
McLaren has asserted that Fernando Alonso’s crash during yesterday’s test session at the Circuit de Catalunya was not caused by a car failure.
Fernando Alonso will spend the night in hospital following his testing accident today as a precaution, McLaren has confirmed.
The revised MGU-K seal McLaren introduced at today’s test suffered a repeat failure, the team has confirmed.
A shortage of new parts means McLaren expect to face a repeat of today’s problem in the second day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya tomorrow.