Renault’s Fernando Alonso has escaped serious injury after his massive accident that stopped the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Renault’s Fernando Alonso has escaped serious injury after his massive accident that stopped the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The Spaniard has driving at full speed when he collided with an errant wheel left on the circuit by Mark Webber’s Jaguar, which had crashed at the start of the pit straight. Alonso's car spun sideways into the tyre barrier, and speared back across the track.

Alonso limped from his wrecked car and was taken to hospital for further examination. The young Spaniard was unable to attend the podium ceremony to celebrate his third place finish.

"We had a race of mixed emotions," said Renault's executive director of engineering, Pat Symonds. "I think Fernando achieved a great result, although clearly nobody likes to see their driver unable to take the podium. Fortunately, he is okay. He drove a very good race in extremely difficult conditions."