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Ocon happy to fill in for absent Alonso

Mar.3 Esteban Ocon says he is filling in for Fernando Alonso while the Spaniard completes his recovery from last month's cycling crash. Alonso, who is returning to F1 with Alpine in 2021, missed the launch of the new car on Tuesday and it will be Ocon who takes the blue single seater for its first run at Silverstone on Wednesday. Team CEO Laurent Rossi, however, insists the 39-year-old will be at the wheel for the forthcoming Bahrain test. 'Fernando is doing well,' he said. 'Obviously he was involved in a serious accident, but he was lucky that only his jaw suffered. Fernando is in shape and fully operational – we are even surprised that he recovered so quickly,' Rossi added....
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