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Motor Racing

F1: Fernando Alonso braves back pain for Ferrari in the United States


Ferrari's Fernando Alonso will compete in this weekend's United States Grand Prix despite ongoing back pain.

The 32-year-old has been taking anti-inflammatory tablets but Alonso said on Twitter: "Packing the bag for Austin, with some pain, but eager and confident to help the team."