Alonso 'giving everything to be back for Malaysia'

Fernando Alonso has begun training again in preparation for his return to the cockpit of his McLaren-Honda MP4-30 for the Malaysian Grand Prix in a fortnight.

The Spaniard has been forced to miss the opening race this weekend following his test crash, with doctors ordering him to recover for at least 21 days to reduce the chances of second-impact syndrome (SIS).

He says he's giving everything to be back in the car and will be supporting Kevin Magnussen this weekend.

"Of course, I’m very disappointed not to be joining Jenson in Melbourne in the McLaren-Honda garage, but I understand the recommendations of the doctors and I'm already back in training and preparing for my first race in the MP4-30," said thr 33-year-old.

"I would like to thank everybody for their kind wishes and support and I'll be giving everything to be back in the cockpit for Malaysia.

"I wish Kevin all the best for this weekend in Australia, and I know the car is in his safe hands!"

Alonso added that he will be following the race closely whilst studying data from the car to prepare him for his return.

"Even though we faced a lot of challenges in the tests, I am very encouraged by the feeling I got from the car," he said. "I'm looking forward to going through all of the data from this weekend with the team to continue our push for development and improve our performance."