Fernando Alonso was not the only formula one driver grappling with less than perfect health in Malaysia last weekend.

Fernando Alonso was not the only formula one driver grappling with less than perfect health in Malaysia last weekend.

Many regular pundits were surprised at Sepang, when the Spaniard openly admitted he would face the official Malaysian action at substandard fitness with an ear infection.

Indeed, the other two drivers struggling with minor ailments at the event kept quiet, perhaps for fear of attracting the attention of the FIA, or not wanting to admit to their rivals a weakness on the eve of battle.

Throughout the Malaysia weekend, Williams' Nico Rosberg felt "quite ill" with a cold or 'flu, he now reveals.

The German said the complaint is "typical" of the Sepang race.

"We're always going into and out of air conditioning because of the heat, and it's only so long before your body cries 'enough'," Rosberg said.

It also emerged that Nick Heidfeld struggled through the weekend with an unidentified virus.

 

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