McLaren Driver and former Formula 1 world champion, Fernando Alonso, is set to miss the Australian Gran Prix following the advice of team doctors who fear that the Spaniard may suffer a second concussion if he races in Melbourne.
Alonso crashed on the 22nd of February in Barcelona during testing and suffered two blows to the head. The 33 year old was immediately flown to a hospital in Spain where he spent three nights before he was medically cleared. Alonso doesn’t have any cardiac or physical problems but McLaren doctors advised that the former world champion withdraws from the race at Melbourne to avoid the occurrence of a second concussion as that could be fatal. Alonso might miss the first four races as the doctors want the Spaniard to completely recover before he races again.
Alonso will be replaced by McLaren stand-by driver, Kane Devin, a 22 year old who has less than 20 races under his belt.