Fernando Alonso "making a solid recovery" says McLaren

    A screen is put up around Fernando Alonso's car as a medical team attends to the two-time world champion after his crash in testing.

    Story highlights

    • Fernando Alonso is recovering in hospital following a 150kph crash on Sunday
    • The McLaren-Honda driver has undergone CT and MRI scans
    • Alonso's crash was caused by "unpredictably gusty winds" according to McLaren-Honda

    (CNN)Formula One star Fernando Alonso is on the road to recovery after a 150kph crash on Sunday.

    The Spanish driver's manager Luis Garcia Abad tweeted a picture of Alonso smiling in a hospital bed -- less than 48 hours after a hair-raising smash at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
      Alonso's McLaren team confirmed in a statement Monday that the two-time world champion is making a "solid recovery" after undergoing a number of tests at a nearby hospital.
      "From the scene of the incident he was driven to the circuit's medical center, where he was given first aid and, as per normal procedures, was sedated in preparation for an air-lift to hospital," read the statement.
      "In hospital a thorough and complete analysis of his condition was performed, involving CT scans and MRI scans, all of which were completely normal.