Fit to race
Fernando Alonso has been declared fit to fly to this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix following a crash during pre-season testing last month.
The double world champion suffered concussion after crashing during pre season testing last month. Following his crash he was ordered to rest and not take part in F1 for twenty one days. Alonso will however need to pass further tests when he arrives in Malaysia.
But he has apparently been given all-clear from the doctors at Cambridge there is now no reason to believe Alonso will not also pass the test.
Engine negative affect
Red bull team principal believes that Renaults 2015 power unit is having negative effect on the teams car.
Red Bull say that there lead driver Daniel Ricciardo was less than two-tenths of a second quicker than Carlos Sainz Jr’s Toro Rosso in qualifying. Team boss Christian Horner says both teams ate struggling with the Renault engine.
Horner told Autosport “They are struggling the same amount, I think it [the engine problems] masks so many things regarding corner entry and corner exit, degradation and slip control of the tyre.”
Marciello free practice for sauber
Sauber have announced that Raffaele Marciello will drive for the team during free practice during the Malaysian GP.
Marciello joined the team as test and reserve driver in December. The Italian will take over from Felipe Nasr during the first practice on Friday. He says it will be a important step in his development as a driver.
“It will be exciting to drive the Sauber C34-Ferrari for the first time,” Marciello told ESPN. “I will definitely enjoy the experience, and I am really looking forward to it. I am confident I can do a good job as well as supporting the team in order to find a set-up for the car which suits the track.”