The 2015 season of Formula 1 has just started with the inaugural race in Melbourne, Australia won by team Mercedes. A lot of controversies and issues came up with the season opener. But major among them was Fernando Alonso missing the race due to a major crash he suffered during pre-testing in Barcelona for his team McLaren.
While there was no clear indication whether he will participate in the Malaysian GP starting this weekend, the team has officially confirmed that the Spaniard will return to the tracks for the Malaysian F1. The two time world champion suffered a major crash leaving rumors behind that a KERS based electrical failure caused his crash.
McLaren has refuted to any such technical glitch with the KERS and said nothing out of the ordinary occurred. Alonso switched from Ferrari to McLaren for the 2015 season only and the Malaysian GP mark his return for the Britain based team who has reported that Alonso "has followed a rigorous, specialised training programme, designed and closely monitored by leading sports scientists, to ensure his safe and timely return to racing."
The multiple time champion recently visited the McLaren's HQ in Woking, England, and spent some time behind the simulator. He also met his engineers and mechanics before doing some virtual time behind the wheel. This is not the first time Alonso is racing for McLaren as he already spent a season with the team in 2007 before switching to Renault for two years and eventually moving to Ferrari.