Doctors recommended that the 33-year-old Spaniard sit out the race as he recovers from the smash during testing in Barcelona on February 22. Jenson Button and reserve driver Kevin Magnussen will get the McLaren Honda cars for the March 15 race in Melbourne. "It will be tough not to be in Australia, but I understand the recommendations.
An American jihadist carried out a suicide truck bomb attack against Iraqi forces involved in an operation to recapture the city of Tikrit, the Islamic State group said Tuesday. "The brother Abu Dawud al-Amriki (may Allah accept him) launched himself with his explosives-laden truck against a gathering" of Iraqi forces and militiamen, an IS radio bulletin said. It claimed that dozens of Iraqi forces were killed and wounded in the blast, but no other sources could immediately confirm.