Fernando Alonso has walked away uninjured from a huge crash at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
The two-time champion’s McLaren was launched into the air and came to rest upside down after hitting the back of Esteban Gutierrez’s Haas.
Alonso was able to climb out of the wreckage unaided after the incident at Turn Three at Albert Park.
The Spaniard was taken to the medical centre for a check-up and subsequently released.
“I feel good. I’m trying to put everything in place again in the body. It was a big, big crash,” Alonso told BBC Radio 5 live.
“I tried to take the slipstream until the braking point and in the last moment it was a combination of factors that ended up in a crash, luckily we are both OK.
“I’m thankful for the safety of the cars – I am alive talking to you.
“I think it is a race incident. We both tried to fight and sometimes we forget we are at 300km/h and every little crash can become