Fernando Alonso will return to racing for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, if given the all-clear by doctors, his McLaren team announced.
The double world champion missed the season opener in Australia last week to recover from a concussion suffered in an accident in pre-season testing.
McLaren said Alonso, 33, felt his steering go heavy before the crash, which is so far unexplained. The car will be fitted with an extra sensor to gather data.
McLaren said the decision was made following Alonso’s visit to the McLaren factory last week, when he drove the simulator and went over the data from the accident with the team’s engineers.