McLaren confirms Alonso leaves hospital, and is out for final test


McLaren has confirmed Wednesday that Fernando Alonso has left hospital and has returned home to his family. He stayed three nights after being airlifted following his testing crash on Sunday.

Alonso has been ruled out for the final four-day test at Barcelona, which begins tomorrow.

Jenson Button will run on Thursday and now-reserve driver Kevin Magnussen will have his first running in the MP4-30 Honda to replace Alonso during the test.

The exact daily lineup beyond Thursday is yet to be determined and will be announced at a later date.

McLaren issued a longer update earlier this week that cited wind as the primary cause in Alonso’s accident, and said he was in the process of recovering from his injuries.