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Published: 15:08 | 14/4/16

Alonso provisionally cleared


Fernando Alonso has been provisionally cleared to race in this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix.

The Spaniard missed the Bahrain Grand Prix after suffering a broken rib and a partially collapsed lung after is serious crash in the season-opening weekend in Australia.

He was examined by doctors from the governing body, the FIA, on Thursday and, while he was provisionally cleared, he will have to undergo further tests after Friday's first free practice session in Shanghai.

"In accordance with Art. 22.14 of the Formula One Sporting Regulations, he is instructed by the FIA Medical Delegate and CMO to undergo a further examination immediately following FP1 to determine his further eligibility to take part in the remainder of the Event," and FIA statement read.

If the McLaren driver cannot race in Shanghai he will be replaced by the team's reserve driver, Stoffel Vandoorne.

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