March 23, 2015

LONDON (AP) McLaren driver Fernando Alonso has been cleared to race in the Malaysian Grand Prix after missing the Formula One season opener following a crash in testing.

McLaren says the two-time world champion has followed a ''rigorous, specialized training program'' since last month's accident and he has now been passed fit after a final medical assessment by the FIA governing body.

Reserve driver Kevin Magnussen was 17th after taking Alonso's place in the March 15 Australian GP in Melbourne. The Malaysian GP at the Sepang International Circuit is on Sunday.

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