Fernando Alonso to sit out the season-opening Formula 1 Grand Prix in Australia but should be ready for Malaysia.
McLaren disclosed in recent gambling news that Fernando Alonso won’t make it to the season-opening Grand Prix in Australia as he suffered a concussion during his test crash in Barcelona on February 22. Alonso, while he hasn’t suffered any neurological and cardiac damages has been not to compete in the March 15 race in Australia on February 22.
McLaren issued a statement saying that “McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso’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, he should not compete in the imminent Australian Grand Prix meeting”. The Formula 1 race, which has the approval of Australian gambling laws, debuts at the weekend of March 13, 2015 in Melbourne.
Kevin Magnussen to replace Alonso at March 15 race in Australia
McLaren’s test and reserve driver, Kevin Magnussen, who took part in 19 races for the Woking squad last season, will replace Alonso and will share the cockpit with Jenson Button. McLaren also said that that although Alonso doesn’t feel ill, he will take the medical corps’ advice in stride but hopes return to the cockpit to participate in the second race of the season in Malaysia which will be held on March 29, so don’t’ miss the opportunity to place sports betting odds on any of the Malaysia casinos online, at that time.
Alonso, who is a double world champion had returned to McLaren for this season after leaving Ferrari, where he spent 5 years. Last year 2014 formula 1 standing saw McLaren securing 5th place in the final round. Meanwhile, Formula One fans can start placing their online sports betting on their favorite team as the Formula 1 kicks off in a few days on March 13 in Australia.