Fernando Alonso is OUT of this weeks Bahrain Grand Prix due to lung and rib injuries caused by his accident in the first race of the Formula 1 season at the Australian Grand Prix.
With the FIA announcing that Fernando Alonso will not be taking part in this weeks Bahrain Grand Prix, the Formula 1 driver spoke to the press and revealed that his crash at the Australian Grand Prix has left him with broken ribs and the risk of further lung damage.
He will sit out of the race this weekend with reserve driver, Stoffel Vandoorne (GP2 Champion) taking his place and making his F1 debut.
Fernando Alonso continued to say that even though he was given the all-clear by the medical team after the crash, he suffered with pain in his chest the following days which prompted further tests – a CT scan which showed that there was a “small lung collapse and rib fractures”.
Expecting to undergo further tests in the “next eight to ten days” to see whether he’ll be able to take part in the next F1 race which is in China he said he is “obviously disappointed but I understand the medical team and FIA for their decision” – safety comes first and we wish Alonso all the best with his recovery!
The Formula 1 Girl
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