Fernando Alonso gave reporters at the Sakhir circuit a scare immediately after the Bahrain grand prix, when he nearly fainted.

Fernando Alonso gave reporters at the Sakhir circuit a scare immediately after the Bahrain grand prix, when he nearly fainted.

The Spaniard finished eighth in the sweltering Sakhir heat, but was almost overcome by dizziness as he spoke with the media in the aftermath of the 57-lap race.

His Renault team explained that Alonso, 27, was dehydrated because his drinks pump failed to work during the race.

"He subsequently suffered from dehydration as he got out of the car. He has now fully recovered," said a statement.

Alonso concurred, telling the media he is "fine". He finished eighth.

"We only scored one point and so we need to improve at the next grand prix," he said.

 

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