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F1: Injured due to crash, Fernando Alonso to miss Australian GP

Madrid: Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso will miss the opening race of the 2015 season in Australia after suffering concussion in a crash in testing, his McLaren team confirmed yesterday.

Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso 

"Fernando's doctors have recommended to him that, following the concussion he sustained in a testing accident at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on February 22nd, for the time being he should seek to limit as far as is possible any environmental risk factors that could potentially result in his sustaining another concussion so soon after his previous one, so as to minimise the chances of second impact syndrome, as is normal medical procedure when treating athletes after concussions," McLaren said in a statement.

"Fernando has understood and accepted that advice, and the two McLaren-Honda cars will therefore be driven by Jenson Button and reserve driver Kevin Magnussen."

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