Fernando Alonso will compete in the Malaysian Grand Prix after he was passed as fit to race by the FIA medical team at Sepang.

Just over a month after he suffered a concussion and was briefly knocked unconscious in an accident at the Circuit de Catalunya during pre-season testing, Alonso has been working towards his return to action having missed the Australian Grand Prix season opener.

Though he was expected to get the green light to race, the Spaniard's participation in the Malaysian Grand Prix remained in doubt until he was examined by the FIA Medical Delegate and Chief Medical Officer today [Thursday], with the medical team subsequently declaring itself satisfied with his condition.

"In accordance with normal procedures, McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso was this morning examined by the FIA Medical Delegate and Chief Medical Officer at the Sepang Circuit Medical Centre.

"During the examination the driver passed all mandatory fitness tests and has thus been declared fit to race in this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix."

Though the reasons behind the crash remain uncertain, particularly after McLaren - who initially blamed windy conditions for the crash - revealed Alonso said he felt 'heavy steering' before the impact, the former champion's return will see him make his race debut in the McLaren-Honda MP4-30 this weekend.



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