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It all depends on what data they do aquire, i know they record the steering angle but no idea if they record the input/output from the power steering, maybe that's what the additional sensor's for.

If they cant find what it is though, i can understand the other teams concerns that it could happen at any time.
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Looks like it's a go!! :clap:

On Image, Alan Baldwin wrote:Alonso ready to race in Malaysia, say McLaren

Fernando Alonso will race in Sunday's Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix providing he passes final fitness tests at the Sepang circuit, his McLaren team said on Monday.

The assessment, to be carried out by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA), is scheduled for Thursday.

Spanish media reported on Sunday that the double world champion, who spent time in the team's simulator last week, had been cleared to travel to Malaysia after passing memory and reflex tests in England.

Alonso suffered concussion after crashing in testing in Barcelona last month, missing the March 15 Australian season-opener.

Malaysia is the second round of the season and Alonso's manager has said the final checks should be a formality.

"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," McLaren said in a statement.

The team said Alonso had also spent time with senior engineers, discussing the accident and reviewing data and analysis.

"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," the team said.

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

The Spaniard can expect a hard weekend in sweltering Sepang, with McLaren, who have not won a race since 2012, several seconds off the pace in Australia.

Jenson Button finished last and was lapped in Melbourne after the Briton and Danish team mate Kevin Magnussen qualified on the back row.

Alonso is returning to McLaren, the team he drove for in 2007, after five years at Ferrari and at the start of a new Honda-powered era for the former champions.

The 33-year-old suffered temporary memory loss in his crash, with some reports suggesting he had forgotten in the immediate aftermath that he was a Formula One driver and could not initially remember anything after 1995.

McLaren have played down those reports.
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Malaysia may very well have been a once-off; but, even if it's not, realistically, what else could Alonso say?


Image wrote:Alonso doesn't think Ferrari can beat Mercedes 'regularly'

Even after Ferrari's breakthrough win, Fernando Alonso insists he has no regrets about swapping the Maranello team for the back of the grid. "Looking forward!" he wrote on Twitter after Sepang, where his Ferrari replacement Sebastian Vettel sensationally won. "Very happy!"

A Reuters reporter, however, admitted he feels a "twinge of pity" for the 33-year-old Spaniard, while The Times said Malaysia had left Alonso "red-faced". Italy's Corriere della Sera said: "Sebastian leaves the Alonso era behind and leads us back to where the Ferrari success story was interrupted."

Alonso himself, however, insists he has no regrets about having joined McLaren-Honda, as he thinks Mercedes is still clearly the dominant team in F1. "Ferrari has progressed, yes," he is quoted by Spain's El Mundo Deportivo. "But enough to beat Mercedes regularly? I don't think so."...

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Jarno Trulli has been flapping his lips about Fernando Alonso again... do you think the Italian might be a little jealous of the Spaniard?

Double world champion Fernando Alonso might not win another race in his career, says ex team-mate Jarno Trulli.

The 33-year-old's return to McLaren this season has been blighted by issues including the car's poor performance. He heads into his home Formula 1 race in Barcelona on Sunday without a point.

"I wonder if he might win another race or championship," said Trulli.

"McLaren won't get on top of the problems quickly and won't easily catch up with the teams in front next year."

Alonso, who was in the same Renault team as Trulli in 2003 and 2004, left Ferrari after five years at the end of last season, having achieved excellent results with a car that many believed was not good enough to deliver him the title.

He re-joined McLaren on a three-year deal having first driven for them for one season in 2007, with four-time champion Sebastian Vettel taking his seat at the Scuderia.

But while both Ferrari and the German driver have started 2015 well - winning in Malaysia - Alonso has struggled in a far less competitive car.

The Spaniard missed the first race in Australia because he was recovering from injuries suffered during a pre-season testing crash, before retiring in his first outing in Malaysia. He then finished 12th and 11th in the next two races - and his McLaren team-mate, Jenson Button, has not fared any better.

"But sometimes Fernando is tough to deal with. This is the tough time and tough side of the deal. Both driver and team should find a compromise and improve the team situation.

"Fernando is a good team player, but both parties need to work together properly or else he might prove to be a problem."

Alonso says the team will make a "huge step forward" at Barcelona, with developments to both car and engine.

Trulli added: "The teams in front, they are not sleeping or waiting - they will carry on working and developing.

"It might be different if there is a big regulation change or like Ferrari did. They turned their situation around in a great way, I never would have imagined that.

"Anything can happen, but I am concerned. Fernando's situation is not ideal to win. I hope I am wrong.

"McLaren is a good team but they are fighting with Ferrari and Mercedes, who are manufacturers, and that makes a big difference."

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[...]Dennis also revealed in May that Alonso signed a binding three-year contract with McLaren when he agreed to return to the team last year after 'losing faith' in Ferrari's ability to build a championship-winning car.
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Pretty darn good showing today Mr Alonso! :clap:
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THAT'S what we've been waiting for!
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CigarGuy wrote:THAT'S what we've been waiting for!


It was a great drive in an underperforming McLaren, I'm waiting on a great drive in a performing Mclaren.
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He always drives well but he finally had something to use during the Hungarian GP. Sadly for F1, a number of rumours suggest he may leave for another series (likely LMS).
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Stephen wrote:He always drives well but he finally had something to use during the Hungarian GP. Sadly for F1, a number of rumours suggest he may leave for another series (likely LMS).

If Alonso has a binding contract with McLaren Honda as DD's snippet suggests, I don't see how he could leave for another series, at least not until 2018.
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myownalias wrote:
Stephen wrote:He always drives well but he finally had something to use during the Hungarian GP. Sadly for F1, a number of rumours suggest he may leave for another series (likely LMS).

If Alonso has a binding contract with McLaren Honda as DD's snippet suggests, I don't see how he could leave for another series, at least not until 2018.

...unless there is a performance clause...
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myownalias wrote:
Stephen wrote:He always drives well but he finally had something to use during the Hungarian GP. Sadly for F1, a number of rumours suggest he may leave for another series (likely LMS).

If Alonso has a binding contract with McLaren Honda as DD's snippet suggests, I don't see how he could leave for another series, at least not until 2018.

...unless there is a performance clause...

Which would have been stupid on McLaren's part given the massive unknown of the Honda engine... unless RD believed his own hype at the end of 2014!
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Would've been stupid for Alonso not too, for the same reason.

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