Date: 23rd March 2015 at 10:24am
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Fernando Alonso will travel to Malaysia ahead of the Grand Prix and will compete if he passes FIA medical examinations.

The Spaniard is set to return to his McLaren Honda for the first time since his crash in winter testing which resulted in Alonso suffering ‘temporary memory loss’.

The two-time Formula One World Champion was knocked unconscious following the crash on February 22nd, which is currently under investigation by the FIA.

According to the Spanish media he was asked by doctors following his concussion, who he was, what did he do and what did he want to do in the future. Which he responded by saying: ‘I’m Fernando, I’m in karts and want to become Formula 1 driver,’

Following medical advice Alonso was withdrawn from the opening round of the 2015 Formula One World Championship as a precaution to minimise the chances of second impact syndrome.

The 33-year-old was permitted to continue training and looks hopeful to a return at the end of March for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Over the weekend at Cambridge University, Alonso took short and long-term memory and reflex tests which he appears to have passed.

At the track he will be given a further tests, including a full assessment of his recovery.

Should he pass those he will be cleared to race in Malaysia.

 

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