Alonso reveals he suffered numbness and headaches after Abu Dhabi impact 17 November, 2013 Fernando Alonso’s manager Tweeted this photo which Ferrari frowned upon Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has revealed that he lost feeling in the left side of his body and suffered severe headaches in the wake of his recent Abu Dhabi Grand Prix impact. The Spaniard’s participation in this weekend’s United States Grand Prix was in doubt, after he hurt his back in a violent ride over the kerbs in a duel with Jean-Eric Vergne. But Alonso released more details of the effects in Austin, revealing that his symptoms were even worse than was previously thought. At the wheel of his Ferrari, however, Alonso is still at full speed, as evidenced by his sixth place in Austin qualifying, many places ahead of his teammate Felipe Massa. “The adrenaline works for me,” he smiled to Auto Motor und Sport. “But when I lie down at night and get up in the morning, my back still hurts.” Ferrari’s telemetry showed Alonso suffered a 28G impact. “At first I did not feel too much,” he said. However, he had to be checked by the FIA’s doctors, because the high Gs had triggered the medical warning light. They found that I had some numbness in my left arm and left leg,” said Alonso. The results alarmed the doctors and Alonso was sent to hospital, which is where the famous picture of him strapped to a spinal board was taken by his manager Luis Garcia Abad. The next week, Alonso said, was the worst. “I had a constant, severe headache,” he said. “Not until this week did it get any better. But in the car I am not affected.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsRaikkonen to get new chassis for AustinAlonso: I’m tired, very tired and I felt stressed all weekend from all the battlesFerrari: This weekend ended with a result that can’t be seen as satisfactoryPersistent headaches and back pain do not slow Alonso downFerrari: It’s difficult to give a clear explanation of how the weekend has goneFerrari: No major surprises and now we must wait and see how things goMassa: I will miss being part of the Ferrari family and the pasta!Alonso declared fit to race in Texas but skips media commitmentsAlonso: Packing the bag for Austin, with some pain still, but eager and confidentAlonso: My back is in pain because it was a big hit, but I still have all my teeth Mofombo That started well before the last incident. TarasT What a coincidence, I’ve also been suffering numbness and headaches ever since Ferrari dropped out of the running for the Drivers and Constructors championships.