Sato Gets All Clear for Bahrain

Takuma Sato will be fit enough to return to the Formula One cockpit for the Bahrain Grand Prix after successfully shaking off the fever that forced him out of last weekend's race in Malaysia

Sato Gets All Clear for Bahrain

The Japanese ace picked up a viral infection on a promotional tour of Japan prior to the Malaysian Grand Prix and, still suffering the effects in the ultra-hot Sepang, doctors thought it better that he sit out the race.

He was put on a drip in a bid to keep his body temperature in check, with Anthony Davidson taking his place in the BAR team.

After returning to Britain earlier this week, having cancelled a planned PR outing in Indonesia, Sato has shown no long-lasting problems from his illness and sees no reason why he will not be back in action in Bahrain.

Sato's co-manager Matthew Winter told Autosport-Atlas: "He's fine. It's all systems go for Bahrain."

BAR is testing at Paul Ricard in France this week but Sato was never down in the schedule to drive in France. He will now spend the weekend resting and training at home prior to flying out to the Middle East next week.

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