“The medical team are satisfied with his progress. Looking forward, after a few days of complete rest, he will be able to progressively resume training,” read a team statement.
“We expect him to be fully operational to undertake preparation for the season.”
Pre-season testing for the upcoming F1 season will be held in Bahrain from March 12-14 before the first race in Bahrain on March 28.
A veteran driver, Alonso has made 314 Grand Prix starts in his F1 career, notching 32 wins and 97 podiums (both his wins and podiums place him in sixth position on the all-time list) across three teams — Renault, McLaren and Ferrari — and his return will mark the first time a driver has had three separate stints with a single F1 team (2003-06, 2008-09 and from 2021 onwards).
He was world champion in 2005 and 2006.