Fernando Alonso has been released from the Spanish hospital where he has been for three days following an accident during testing in Barcelona. The McLaren driver hit the wall in what appeared to be a normal accident but Alonso was airlifted to the hospital and has only been released today.
The team have investigated and confirmed it was not an issue with the car that caused the accident, but very little other information has been released. So far the only attempt at an explanation was the high levels of gusting wind experienced at the track, with Toro Rosso drivers also complaining of the same thing.
The FIA are set to launch their own investigation into what happened, which is an unusual step as the test days don’t fall under the FIA’s government and they wouldn’t usually get involved in a testing accident.
Meanwhile, Alonso has returned home to rest and he will be covered in the final Barcelona test this week by reserve driver Kevin Magnussen.
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