• Ferrari tweet: ‘An off track from Fernando hampered session’
• Alonso had recorded the fastest time of the morning
Fernando Alonso has driven his Ferrari into a barrier during the third and final day of Formula One testing at the Mugello circuit, but appears to have escaped uninjured.
Ferrari wrote on their Twitter feed: “An off track from Fernando hampered morning’s session. At least two hours to repair the damages. It is a shame but that’s testing!”
Alonso had recorded the fastest time of the morning session when he lost control of his F2012 and damaged a wing on a track owned by Ferrari, near Scarperia in Tuscany, central Italy.
These are the first in-season tests in Formula One in four years.
The next race is the Spanish Grand Prix on 13 May. Alonso, who won the Malaysian Grand Prix, the season’s second race, is fifth in the standings.