Alonso sidelined for Bahrain Grand Prix, Vandoorne to Deputise

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is forced to miss the Grand Prix of Bahrain.

This comes after a failed examination at the Sakhir circuit on Thursday with doctors of the FIA declaring that the Spaniard had not sufficiently recovered following his crash in Australia.

“Two sets of chest CT scans were compared and it was decided that there was insufficient resolution of the signs to allow him to compete on safety grounds,” read a Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) statement on Thursday.
“A repeat chest scan has been requested before the Chinese Grand prix and the results will be considered before allowing him to race there.”

Mclaren Reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne will replace him for Bahrain making his Grand Prix debut.

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