- First Barcelona Test - Day Four
Alonso 'uninjured and fine' after Barcelona crash
Fernando Alonso is "uninjured and fine" after his crash during the fourth day of testing in Barcelona, McLaren has confirmed.
Alonso was airlifted to hospital on Sunday morning after crashing on the exit of Turn 3 and coming to a stop on the run down towards Turn 4. Immediately after the crash the circuit and McLaren confirmed he was "OK and conscious" but was being airlifted for precautionary checks.
A statement from McLaren followed two hours after lunch before a further update that a CT scan had been completed at hospital and that it had revealed no injuries. Alonso's manager, Luis García Abad, later told Spanish TV the McLaren driver was not unwell before the crash and that he was being kept in hospital for 24-48 hours for observations.
Jenson Button was due to drive in the afternoon but McLaren confirmed there would be no more running at this week's test.
That's the end of our programme here at the first Barcelona test. Thank you for all your messages of support for Fernando.— McLaren (@McLarenF1) February 22, 2015