Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has been given the fitness certificate that will enable him to race in this weekend’s US Grand Prix, it has been confirmed.
The Spaniard has been suffering from severe back spasm since bouncing around the kerbs at a speed of 150 mph during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix a couple of weeks back but the Formula 1 doctors have passed him fit enough to race at the US Grand Prix.
The 32 year old underwent observation by doctors of the sports’ governing body FIA at the track in Austin, Texas on Thursday and was given the all clear certificate required by all drivers to compete in a race. The Spanish former two time world champion also skipped his press meet and returned to his hotel in order to aid his recovery process ahead of the race.
Fernando Alonso had been taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure after the incident in Abu Dhabi on the 3rd of November. According to the medical sensors of the FIA, Alonso sustained an impact that measured at 28G during the race when he ran off the track in order to avoid a collision with Jean Eric Vergne of Toro Rosso.
He admitted that he found it extremely hard the following week with severe pain on his back causing disruptions in his sleep. And although he has no specific injury on his back, he has been taking anti-inflammatory pills to stop the severe pain.
Insiders at Ferrari have also stated that Fernando Alonso is making very good progress and he is eager to finish the race as he tries to consolidate his position in second place in the drivers’ standings behind the newly crowned world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing, who won the title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.