McLaren driver leaves hospital after crash

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McLaren driver leaves hospital after crash

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso left the hospital Wednesday after a crash in Formula One testing as the sport’s governing body FIA launched an investigation of the accident.

The Spanish driver escaped serious injury, but was flown to hospital for precautionary checks after his McLaren hit a wall at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit on Sunday.

McLaren said Wednesday that Alonso returned to his family’s home in Spain to continue his recovery and will miss the final preseason testing session.

The team said Danish driver McLaren said the crash was caused by “unpredictably gusty winds at that part of the circuit at that time, and which had affected other drivers similarly.’’

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