Fernando Alonso suffers injury setback ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso has been ruled out of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix amid concerns he could suffer a punctured lung.
The 34-year-old - who sustained fractured ribs at last weekend's Australian Grand Prix in one of the most spectacular smashes in recent times - failed a medical at Bahrain's Sakhir Circuit yesterday.
"I'm a little bit sad, but it's the only way to go," said Alonso. "With the G-forces that rib fracture could move into the lung."
Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne will deputise for the two-time world champion.