Alonso still suffering pain from Melbourne crash

JULY 23, 2016

Alonso still suffering pain from Melbourne crash

Fernando Alonso has admitted he still feels the effects of his huge crash in Australia.

The Spaniard walked away from the rollover smash but missed the following race in Bahrain with broken ribs and a partially collapsed lung.

He has since declared that he is back to 100 per cent, but 34-year-old Alonso has now admitted to The Sun newspaper that "I still have pain in my ribs".

"When I'm driving and have to use some muscles around the ribs I still feel it is not normal, like the other side," Alonso explained.

His former teammate Lewis Hamilton had a comparatively minor hit against the barriers in practice for the Hungarian grand prix on Friday, visiting the medical centre for an all-clear.

"In MotoGP they drive with broken ankles and collarbones and here we have a sore little finger and they don't want you to race," the Mercedes driver declared.

"Fortunately, I have no problems," Hamilton is quoted by Germany's Focus. "The medical team did a great job."

(GMM)

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