Thursday, 26 February 2015

Dennis confirms Alonso was unconscious 'for a few seconds' but is completely fine following Barcelona accident

(© Ben Johnston 2015)

McLaren Group Chairman Ron Dennis has confirmed that Fernando Alonso is completely fine following the Spaniard’s crash in testing on Sunday morning.

Alonso was released from hospital on Wednesday morning after undergoing observation in Catalunya after receiving treatment for concussion. 

Despite the team initially denying that Alonso had lost consciousness, Ron Dennis has now revealed that the Spaniard did indeed briefly lose consciousness.

The team confirmed on Wednesday that test and reserve driver Kevin Magnussen will fill in for Alonso during testing for the rest of the week alongside Jenson Button. The Woking based outfit endured yet another tough day in Barcelona on Thursday as Button was forced to stop the car after just seven laps due to a hydraulic leak which resulted in an engine change.

Ron Dennis has also revealed that he sees absolutely no reason why Alonso will miss the opening race of the season in Melbourne Australia which takes place in just over two weeks’ time and fully expects the double world champion to line up on the grid for the race however Dennis knows that it is not up to him and that first Alonso must pass a number of health checks set out by the FIA medical delegation however he expects the Spaniard to sail through those tests.

The McLaren boss has however once again denied that Alonso was electrocuted resulting in the crash. 

© Ben Johnston 2015

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