Fernando Alonso has finally been discharged after spending three nights in hospital following his accident during F1 testing at Barcelona. He will miss this week’s final pre-season test ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

The Spaniard was hospitalised with concussion on Sunday after hitting the unprotected wall at Turn 3 just before the lunch time break on the final day of testing. The team ruled out a mechanical fault or driver error, instead blaming a sudden gust of wind which unsettled the Honda-powered MP4-30 through the long high-speed right-hander.

The Spanish spent last three nights the Hospital General de Catalunya under observation, before being discharged on Wednesday afternoon. He left the hospital surrounded by a sea of journalists and TV cameras.

The Woking team confirmed that the two-time world champion will travel home to Oviedo to rest and will miss the final test of the pre-season.

McLaren reserve Kevin Magnussen will replace the Spaniard in this week’s test.

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Richard Bailey

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