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Alonso sidelined for Bahrain, Vandoorne to race

  • Published on 31 Mar 2016 13:04
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is forced to miss the Grand Prix of Bahrain. The Spaniard hasn't been cleared to race by the doctors of the FIA. Alonso suffered a major accident in Australia and is not recovered enough. Reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne will be his stand-in for Bahrain.

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  • khasmir

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    Seems like nobody bothered to say Alonso fractured a couple of ribs, that don't heal in 2 weeks... Might be ok for the next race.

    But it will be great to see Vandoorne in action :)
    Only yesterday I said it will be sad not to see him anymore in GP2... I have a lot of respect for Alonso so I did not wish for this ;)

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    • Mar 31 2016 - 19:03
    • Pompey

      Posts: 84

      I agree, it's not the way to get a drive but opportunities are scarce and I'm sure he will do Alonso proud.

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      • Mar 31 2016 - 19:25
    • Yeah, not the way we wanted him to debut, but he sure looks promising, so Im sure he'll do fine! Will be fun to see him race!

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      • Mar 31 2016 - 20:40
  • khasmir

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    Just saw a picture of Vandoorne his MP4-31 with the Belgian flag next to his name, nice...
    I hope to see more of that in the not so distant future ;)

    Alonso seems to be very supportive to help Vandoorne so a lot of respect for him.
    Really looking forward to this race, could be very interesting in many ways.

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    • Mar 31 2016 - 23:46

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