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Alonso fit to race despite skipping Thursday in Austin

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Fernando Alonso has been given the all-clear to race at this weekend's US Grand Prix after passing a medical check in Austin.

Alonso's participation has never been in doubt but he has had to undergo mandatory medical checks after his car registered an impact of 25G while clobbering the kerbs in Abu Dhabi. He has suffered some back pain over the past two weeks and opted to skip Thursday's media sessions to rest, but passed the necessary medical test to race.

"Happy to have the "ok" from doctors and race this weekend," he tweeted. "Last day to recover and do my best to help the team!"

Alonso will be back in the paddock on Friday for the first practice session.

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