It was the final day of testing at Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona…
Fernando Alonso has been airlifted to hospital following a crash during F1 testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.
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The McLaren driver hit the wall on the exit of turn three, and an ambulance turned up shortly afterwards. He was then taken to the medical centre, where he was reported to be “OK and conscious”. However, he was being airlifted to a nearby hospital later in the day for “precautionary checks”.
A McLaren statement said, “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.
“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.”