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Fernando Alonso’s Formula 1 Testing Accident Handled Poorly by McLaren

In the aftermath of Fernando Alonso's bizarre accident at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya last Sunday, there was only one thing you could be sure of amid all the uncertainty: The lack of broadcast coverage of Formula One pre-season testing is both good and bad, depending on how you view it. Let's start with the bad. Soon after Alonso's McLaren MP4-30 came to a halt at Turn 3, social media—as has become the norm in these situations—was awash with all sorts of conspiracy theories surrounding the nature of the shunt. Stories, as reported by The Telegraph's Daniel Johnson, that the driver had fainted and suffered an electric shock—no doubt borne out of McLaren's well-documented troubles with their new Honda hybrid engine e...

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