Fernando Alonso will be back in the MP4-31 in China after passing the FIA’s medical tests on Thursday. The double World Champion suffered a pneumothorax and fractured ribs when he crashed at high-speed at the Australian Grand Prix. His attempts to race in Bahrain were quashed by the FIA doctors, who sidelined him despite private doctors giving him the go-ahead.
As such Alonso had to undergo another medical in the build-up to the Chinese GP and this time he was given the go-ahead to compete. The Spaniard, though, has only been cleared to drive in Friday’s first practice after which more test will be done.