Fernando Alonso’s crash in a practice session at the Catalunya track in Barcelona last week not only knocked him out of the driver’s seat for Honda-McLaren in the upcoming 2015 season-opening race in Australia next week but likely ended this season’s racing and may have also ended his racing career after it has been announced that Alonso initially forgot the last 20 years of his life upon waking up from his concussion and thought it was 1995. As his memory slowly returned, he then remembered he was an F1 driver but thought he still drove for Ferrari – the team he left last year. Eventually, he recalled he drives for Honda-McLaren but has no recollection of the accident in Barcelona and the circumstances of the accident seem to indicate that he blacked out in the car prior to crashing.
Alonso has returned to his home in Spain and Kevin Magnussen will take Alonso’s place for the Australian Grand Prix next weekend.
The 2015 Formula One season begins with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 15, 2015.