Fernando Alonso heads home to recover from crash scare

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SPANISH racing driver Fernando Alonso was released from hospital in Cataluña at 2.30pm today, February 25, after almost three days under observation.

The McLaren driver crashed sideways into a barrier at about 150 kilometres per hour while testing his MP4-30 car on the Barcelona racetrack and was taken to hospital for tests.

Shortly before his release, Alonso was visited in hospital by his father Jose Luis Alonso, his agent Luis Garcia Abad and McLaren Honda team chief Eric Boullier.

“We’re pleased to confirm that Alonso has gone to his family home to rest and recover. He will not take part in the last pre-season tests this week, during which he was going to share the driving with Jenson Button. Kevin Magnussen will take his place,” the team announced.

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