Alonso’s Singapore engine given all-clear

Fernando Alonso will be able to re-use the engine fitted for the Singapore Grand Prix after no terminal damage was found following the chaotic start.

Alonso got off to a flying start at the Marina Bay circuit before being an unfortunate victim of a second collision between Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen at the first corner.

The Spaniard believed that incident cost him a podium or even a race win but, despite having to retire with a heavily damaged car, his Honda engine was able to be salvaged.

“Regarding Fernando’s Singapore power unit, we were concerned that it may have been irreparably damaged, but fortunately after a thorough check back at the Sakura factory we can confirm it is okay to be re-used," said Honda F1 chief Yusuke Hasegawa ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

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