Alonso back in the fight in Malaysia

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After suffering a mysterious crash while testing, Fernando Alonso pulled out of the season-opener Australian GP. The Spaniard is said to make the comeback at the second round of this year’s championship which takes place in Malaysia on next weekend.

Alonso spent the weeks after his crash in Spain, after 3 nights at the hospital he travelled home to recover from his health problems. He then went to Dubai to train and regain his physical and mental fitness. He spends this Wednesday in Woking as he tries McLaren’s new developments out to get a picture how the car’s development programme has evolved over the course of his absence from the action.

Alonso had dinner in London with his long-time supporter Flavio Briatore and his manager Garcia Abad. Briatore claimed that his former driver is in good condition.

"Fredi is in super shape. We had dinner with him and Luis (Garcia Abad) at Cipriani London,” said Briatore.

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier agreed Alonso couldn't feel any better.

"If Alonso stays more time at home, he will get crazy.”

He also said that Alonso wanted to race in Australia, but he followed the doctors advices. Alonso had access to McLaren’s interactive data system. He also followed almost every meeting during the Australia GP weekend, he only missed one on Friday.

There is still no official statement from Alonso, but he is expected to make his first official outing with McLaren-Honda at the next weekend.