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Alonso given provisional clearance to race in China

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14/04/2016

Officials in Shanghai have given Fernando Alonso provisional clearance to race this weekend.

A brief statement issued this morning reads as follows:

"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."

Taking to Instagram, the Spaniard subsequently wrote: "Back to the car. 26 days of resting initially and hard work until now. Thank you all for the support, also to my family, doctors, trainers and close friends. Now let's do it!!"

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1. Posted by nonickname, 14/04/2016 17:29

"hi klmn,
love a good argument."

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2. Posted by klmn, 14/04/2016 15:52

"Pity nonnickname uses an "argumentum ad hominem as Alonso did against JH. .
Silly boys.
And yes we all know that Alonso was terrible spoilt bij his grandparents , no secret here."

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3. Posted by nonickname, 14/04/2016 12:54

"I could say that your comment is an extension of his reply to the little known Johnny Herbert.
He is a 2 times world champion and you are just an ****hole.But I won't because that would be rude."

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4. Posted by testa rossa, 14/04/2016 11:50

"the spoilt brat should retire."

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