'FERNANDO IS FIT TO RACE': So says his current girlfriend Lara Alvarez, a Spanish TV presenter. Image: Facebook
MADRID, Spain - Fernando Alonso's girlfriend says the Spaniard should be fit to return to the track in Malaysia on March 27.
After sitting out Melbourne as a result of a crash during testing more than three weeks ago, the McLaren-Honda driver is reportedly headed for Woking in England to work in a race simulator.
Team boss Eric Boullier also says a trip to Paris or Geneva for International Automobile Federation medical tests is on the cards for Alonso this week as he seeks clearance to return to the cockpit for the Sepang race weekend.
Alonso's current girlfriend, popular Spanish TV presenter Lara Alvarez, says the 33-year-old driver should be declared fit.
"He is in perfect condition in every way," she told Spain's ASTV. "I think he will do the next race... Fernando is fine. Definitely we will see him on the track very soon."
She admitted, however, that it had been a tough time for those around Alonso since his crash at the Catalunya circuit inland from the Spanish port of Barcelona.
"It was a shock," said Alvarez, "but thank God I can be here smiling."
However, she did not want to comment on Alonso's reaction to the disastrous start to the 2015 season suffered by McLaren-Honda in Australia.
"You must ask him. I cannot answer."
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