Alonso taken to hospital after testing incident

By on Sunday, February 22, 2015
McLaren Honda

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Fernando Alonso has been taken to hospital following an incident during the final day of the second pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Alonso's car came to a rest on the approach to Turn 4 and he was transferred to the medical centre, before being airlifted to hospital.

Both a McLaren and FIA spokesman confirmed that Alonso was 'speaking' and 'conscious' following the incident.

"Today at 12:35 CET, while testing at the Circuit de Catalunya (Barcelona), during the fourth and final day of the current test, Fernando Alonso's McLaren-Honda car left the track at Turn Three, causing the right-hand side of his car to strike the wall," read a McLaren statement.

"Fernando was driven to the circuit's Medical Centre where the circuit's doctors gave him first aid. He was conscious and spoke with the doctors.

"However, as per usual procedure in such circumstances, he was then airlifted to hospital where he is undergoing precautionary checks. We will issue a further update in due course."

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