Alonso to miss Australian GP on medical advice

McLaren: he has understood and accepted the advice of his doctors, and with their blessing has recommenced his physical training with a view to returning to the cockpit for the second race of the season in Malaysia on March 29.

Fernando Alonso is now confirmed to miss out on the season-opener Australian Grand Prix this coming weekend following his concussion after he crashed during testing on February 22nd.

The team says Fernando is “entirely healthy from neurological and cardiac perspectives”, however his doctors have recommended for the time being "he should seek to limit as far as possible "any environmental risk factors that could potentially result in his sustaining another concussion so soon after his previous one", as is normal medical procedure after concussions.

Fernando informed the team he understands and accepts the recommendation and will seek to be back for the second race at the Malaysia Grand Prix (29 March).