Alonso digs at “science fiction” as crash saga rumbles on


The saga surrounding Fernando Alonso’s testing crash may continue to rumble on, but the Spaniard is not concerned, saying that F1 will soon run out of “science fiction” stories.

Alonso will miss next weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix after being advised by doctors that a second impact and concussion could be damaging.

The McLaren driver was hospitalized after a heavy testing crash in Barcelona two weeks ago, with details about the accident still being debated by the F1 community.

Earlier this week, a report in the Spanish press suggested that when Alonso woke up in hospital following the incident, he thought it was 1995 and he was still racing go-karts.

On Friday, he took a subtle dig at this story by asking his followers to tweet where they woke up in the morning, and even coined a hashtag.

A better translation of the tweet in Spanish reads: “In a few days the championship begins and we’ll run out of “science fiction”. I propose a game, RT the most creative #wheredidyouwakeuptoday.”

Alonso will be replaced in Australia by McLaren reserve driver Kevin Magnussen, but the Spaniard is working hard to make sure that he is at full fitness for the Malaysian Grand Prix at the end of the month.