Date: 25th February 2015 at 2:48pm
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Fernando Alonso has been released from hospital following his crash during the second winter test session.

The former two-time Formula One World Champion crashed his McLaren Honda on the final day of testing with McLaren sighting a freak gust of wind as the reason behind the incident. Fellow Spaniard Carlos Sainz also struggled in his Toro Rosso during the same time.

Alonso has remained in hospital after he was sent via helicopter from the tracks medical centre. Those checks involved CT scans and MRI scans, all of which were completely normal.

‘Following his testing accident at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya last Sunday, we are pleased to confirm that Fernando Alonso has now left hospital. He has returned to his family?s home in Spain for further rest and recuperation,’ McLaren said in a statement.

‘As a result, he will sit out this week?s final winter test, at which he was due to share driving duties with Jenson Button. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren-Honda?s test and reserve driver, will replace him.’

Following rumours that Alonso’s crash was actually caused by Alonso suffering an electric shock following a technical problem with the cars hybrid system, Formula One’s governing body the FIA will conduct their own comprehensive investigation into the accident. McLaren have denied that a technical problem was behind the crash.