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Alonso cleared to take part in first free practice

  • Published on 14 Apr 2016 13:04
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

A FIA statement regarding Fernando Alonso: "Since the accident at the Australian Grand Prix, McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team driver Fernando Alonso has been undergoing the process of “Reintegration” in accordance with Chapter II of Appendix L of the International Sporting Code. McLaren Honda have applied for Alonso to participate in the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix."

"As the injury to the driver was discovered some days after the Australian Grand Prix, the Reintegration does not strictly fall within the text of the Appendix. Therefore, the Stewards have taken advice from the FIA Medical Delegate, who in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Chinese Grand Prix and the driver’s doctors advise that he considers the driver provisionally fit to take part in the event. Given the exceptional circumstances, and having heard from the team, the Stewards have decided to exempt the driver from strict compliance with Art. 3(b) of Chapter II of Appendix L, relying instead on Art. 3(a) which has been satisfied."

"Therefore driver Fernando Alonso will be allowed to participate, subject to the provision below. The driver has been given directions by the FIA Medical Delegate and CMO which he is to follow (Art. 12.1.1.i of the International Sporting Code.) Further, in accordance with Art. 22.14 of the Formula One Sporting Regulations, he is instructed by the FIA Medical Delegate and CMO to undergo a further examination immediately following FP1 to determine his further eligibility to take part in the remainder of the Event."

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  • Pompey

    Posts: 84

    I wonder what Mr Herbert will have to say about that?

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    • Apr 14 2016 - 17:48
  • khasmir

    Posts: 893

    I've cracked and bruised a few ribs over the years and if hurts to drive a normal car after 4 weeks it must hurt like hell to drive an F1 car ;)

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    • Apr 14 2016 - 19:34
    • Hehe I feel ya, inflamed ribs for 5 years and thinks its a pain to sit for a longer period (and pushups kill me ;), cant imagine that sorta pain he'll have to endure.

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      • Apr 14 2016 - 20:17
  • RacetoWin

    Posts: 95

    i have raced many times with cracked ribs pulling 3+G in corners.

    you have to hold your breath but you can still do it.

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    • Apr 14 2016 - 20:27

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