Sunday, February 22, 2015

Best Wishes to Fernando Alonso

Sounds like McLaren driver Fernando Alonso will be OK following a crash in testing today in Barcelona.  Below is an excerpt taken from the official McLaren Honda F1 team website:  McLaren Link

ERIC BOULLIER - Racing director, McLaren-Honda:\

“Fernando’s accident was just one of those things that happens in testing. Fortunately, he’s fine, but was concussed during the accident, which therefore required an overnight stay in hospital as a precaution. That’s normal practice after a concussion. Inevitably, some media reports have sought to exaggerate the severity of the incident – it was just a normal testing accident.

“While the car wasn’t particularly badly damaged, it was enough of an impact to warrant quite a lengthy check of the gearbox and power unit systems. Given the time needed to carry out such an analysis, we decided to bring the curtain down on our test a few hours earlier than anticipated.

“It’s been a tough week for the whole team, but we’ll be back, and pushing harder than ever, in Barcelona next week.”

What’s next

The final test of the winter, which also takes place in Barcelona, and kicks off next Thursday (February 26).

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