Why Alonso passed hospital check in Abu Dhabi

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Fernando Alonso has passed a post-race medical exam for concussion after experiencing over 25g’s in his off-track excursion passing Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne.  That’s a huge impact but Fernando told AUTOSPORT:

“I still have all my teeth after the impact,” Alonso said.

“My back is obviously in pain a little bit because it was a big hit.”

Twitter user Luis Garcia Abad posted a picture of Alonso in the medical center from his Twitter account:

Alonso medical abu dhabi 600
Posted from Luis Garcia Abad’s Twitter account.

We knew Alonso would be fine and there is evidence that his neck is super strong…he can crack walnuts with it!

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But we’ve done a little digging and we believe we have found the answer as to why Alonso was perfectly fine after the hit at Abu Dhabi and here’s the proof:

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Very glad he’s ok, concussion is a serious injury and American football has been plagued with the silent damage. Formula 1 has come a long way from 1994 but the dispersed energy in a accident or even hopping large kerbs (curbs) such as the ones at Yas Marina can create serious impact G-forces.

In Formula 1 a medical alarm will go off if a car experiences a set limit of G-forces and this prompted the FIA to look into the situation and check Fernando out.

 

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