McLaren plays down Alonso reports
McLaren’s Team principal Eric Boullier has denied media speculations about Fernando Alonso’s condition after crash at Jerez. Boullier insists media reports have exaggerated driver’s memory loss when he woke from a concussion.
Reports in Spain suggested that the driver’s first words after regaining consciousness were: “I’m Fernando, I’m in karts and want to become a Formula One driver”. McLaren official said it’s true that Alonso sustained a loss of temporary memory, but he insisted that situation wasn’t as serious as reports suggested.
“It was just a normal concussion with a loss of temporary memory. It’s not as dramatic as you read in the media. Everything is back to normal”, said Bouller to SkySports.
Alonso will miss season opening race in Australia, but he is planning comeback in the Malaysian GP. He said that he is preparing for the second race of the season which he described as one of the most demanding in the series.