Fernando Alonso has enjoyed a positive day working in McLaren’s simulator ahead of his planned return in time of the Malaysian Grand Prix.
The Spaniard suffered a concussion in a testing crash in Barcelona last month and was forced to sit out the 2015 season opener in Australia.
Alonso has since returned to fitness training and McLaren confirmed via Twitter on Wednesday that he carried out a successful day in the team’s simulator, carrying out operational work and race weekend procedures.
The double world champion was replaced by McLaren reserve driver Kevin Magnussen in Australia, as the Woking-based squad encountered numerous reliability issues on a tough opening weekend to its 2015 campaign.
Magnussen crashed in practice and failed to even start the race after an engine failure on the way to the grid, while Jenson Button was lapped twice on route to 11th, coming home as the last classified runner.
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