Fernando Alonso has been given the all-clear by doctors after his big impact during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The Ferrari driver had to go to hospital for checks having registered a 25g impact when he went off the road at Yas Marina. The incident happened as he rejoined alongside Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne following his second pitstop.
Vergne had not seen the Ferrari and Alonso had to leave the track and take to the run-off at Turn 2, emerging ahead. The Formula 1 stewards did not regard this as a track limits offense as they agreed he had no option.
“I still have all my teeth after the impact,” Alonso joked after the race. “My back is obviously in pain a little bit because it was a big hit.”