Fernando Alonso has made his first comments since his accident in pre-season testing, appearing in a video to confirm he is 'completely fine'.

The Spaniard was airlifted to hospital after crashing on the final day of the first F1 test at the Circuit de Catalunya, staying in hospital for three nights before he was discharged on Wednesday.

Though speculation has been rife about his condition and the causes of the crash, particularly given his relatively lengthy stay in hospital, Alonso has appeared in a YouTube video to explain he wants to return to testing, but has accepted doctors' recommendations to rest.

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Confirming he is 'completely fine', he suggests he will be back in the McLaren in time for the opening round in Australia.

"As you can see I am completely fine," he said. "I would like to be in the test this week in Barcelona, but the doctors' recommendations have to wait a couple of days. I will rest this weekend and will keep you updated next week with progress, then see you very soon on the track. Thank you for the support."