Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso missed the 2015 Formula One season opener after suffering a concussion following an accident in the preseasonsReuters

McLaren have announced that their driver, Fernando Alonso, will be making his comeback in this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix if he is given the green light by the FIA doctors.

The two times world champion missed the 2015 Formula One season opener in Australia after suffering from a concussion, following an accident during pre-season testing in Barcelona.

However, after successfully undergoing medical tests by three eminent doctors at Cambridge University on Sunday, the Spaniard is set to return to the Malaysian Grand Prix, if he manages to pass a final medical assessment by the FIA.

"McLaren-Honda is pleased to announce that, subject to a successful final FIA medical assessment this Thursday 26th March at the Sepang International Circuit, Fernando Alonso will return to the cockpit of his MP4-30 car for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix," read a statement in McLaren's official website.

"Since his Barcelona testing accident, Fernando has followed a rigorous, specialised training programme, designed and closely monitored by leading sports scientists, to ensure his safe and timely return to racing."

Alonso, who drove the simulator and went over the data from the accident with the team's senior engineers at the McLaren Technology Centre last week, recalled heavy steering just before the accident.

And McLaren have revealed that they have put more sensors into the car so that can record additional data in the future.

"While there was nothing evident in the extensive car telemetry data, nor anything abnormal in the subsequent reconstructions and laboratory tests, Fernando recalls a sense of 'heavy' steering prior to the accident," added the statement.

"Consequently, the team has fitted an additional sensor to the car, to increase our data capture."

McLaren added that the 33-year-old is eager to get back to racing and help his team improve in the Formula One this season.

"Fernando is very much looking forward to getting back into the car and making a substantial contribution to our collective efforts with Honda, to accelerate the required improvement to our on-track performance."

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