Renault F1 driver Fernando Alonso was discharged from hospital yesterday [Monday] following his horrific crash at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

According to news agency, Reuters, Alonso suffered bruising to his left elbow, thigh and knee, but has suffered no respiratory, circulatory or neurological problems.

Alonso returned to Spain today on the Iberia flight from Sao Paulo to Madrid, arriving in his homeland at 6.10am Tuesday.

He left arm is in a sling and he is limping slightly, but he is in very good spirits considering the force of his Interlagos impact. He will now undergo intensive physiotherapy in Spain before the next event at San Marino, where he is hoping to return to the cockpit alongside Jarno Trulli. Should he not be fit, Allan McNish is on standby.

Alonso picked up six points at Interlagos after 'finishing' third, although his race was halted when he smashed into parts of the crashed Jaguar of Mark Webber on lap 54.

The event was subsequently red flagged and consequently ended early, with the results taken from a lap earlier.