Alonso already training for Sepang

Date published: March 10 2015

Fernando Alonso is already back in training and preparing for the Malaysian GP after being forced to sit out the Australian GP.

The double World Champion will watch this weekend's season opener at Albert Park from the sidelines after doctors advised him to skip the race as he had suffered a concussion during his crash in the second Barcelona test on 22 February.

The Spaniard, though, has switched his focus to the second race of the season at Sepang on 29 March.

"Of course, I'm very disappointed not to be joining Jenson in Melbourne in the McLaren-Honda garage, but I understand the recommendations of the doctors and I'm already back in training and preparing for my first race in the MP4-30," he said.

"I would like to thank everybody for their kind wishes and support and I’ll be giving everything to be back in the cockpit for Malaysia. I wish Kevin all the best for this weekend in Australia, and I know the car is in his safe hands!

"Even though we faced a lot of challenges in the tests, I am very encouraged by the feeling I got from the car, and I’m looking forward to going through all of the data from this weekend with the team to continue our push for development and improve our performance."