Alonso leaves hospital, misses final test

The McLaren driver left the Circuit de Catalunya between Turns 3 and 4 on Sunday morning and made contact with the wall. He was airlifted to hospital where he was diagnosed with a concussion, but his team revealed that he was “given the all-clear following CT scans and MRI scans”.

However, he spent three nights in hospital before finally being released on Wednesday afternoon.

The Spaniard has now returned home, but McLaren have confirmed he won’t take part in the final test.

“Following his testing accident at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya last Sunday, we are pleased to confirm that Fernando Alonso has now left hospital. He has returned to his family’s home in Spain for further rest and recuperation,” the statement read.

“As a result, he will sit out this week’s final winter test, at which he was due to share driving duties with Jenson Button. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren-Honda’s test and reserve driver, will replace him.

“Jenson will be testing the McLaren-Honda car tomorrow (February 26), and the team will confirm the full day-to-day running order in due course.”