Alonso back in training ahead of Chinese GP

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Fernando Alonso returned to training earlier this week as he bids to regain fitness ahead of the next Formula 1 race in China.

Alonso was forced to miss last weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix after suffering a fractured rib in a sizeable crash at the season-opener in Australia.

The Spaniard did push to race, only for the FIA doctors at the Bahrain International Circuit to prevent him from taking part in the weekend.

Alonso admitted ahead of the race that he was not 100% sure he would be fit to race in China, with his participation hinging on another check-up with the doctors on the Thursday before the grand prix.

In a post on his Twitter and Instagram accounts on Wednesday, Alonso showed himself back in training.

“Return to the training, in the next few days I hope to do also cycling and swim. Step by step,” Alonso captioned the image.

Should Alonso be ruled out of the race in China, his place will once again be taken by McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne, who scored a point on debut in Bahrain by finishing 10th.

The Chinese Grand Prix is live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 1:30am ET on April 17.