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Alonso fine after Brazilian crash 09 Apr 2003

POle position man Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault R23.
Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang, Malaysia, 22 March 2003

Fernando Alonso has been released from Sao Paulo's Saint Louis hospital and is now back in Europe preparing for the San Marino Grand Prix. The 21-year-old confessed that his accident in Brazil, in which he crashed into debris from Mark Webber's Jaguar, was the worst of his career.

"I still feel a bit dazed, but I'm lucky to have got off so lightly," said the Spaniard. "It all went so quickly. I couldn't avoid the tyre that was in the middle of the track, and I just remember hurtling towards the wall." The Renault driver now only has a sore knee, and will be fit for the next race in Italy a week on Sunday.