After a first spectacular accident in Formula 2 at the start of the day, the Silverstone circuit was the scene of a second huge crash at the start of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix. Hit at full speed by the Mercedes of George Russell - itself hit beforehand by Pierre Gasly's Alpha Tauri - when the lights went out, Guanyu Zhou's Alfa Romeo turned around before heading into the gravel trap.
Under the effect of the speed, the single-seater was propelled over the wall of tires before being stopped by the fence.
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After long minutes, the Chinese pilot was able to be extracted and transported to the medical center.
His team and Formula 1 said he was fine and did not suffer from any broken bones.
As with the crashes of Romain Grosjean in 2020 and Lewis Hamilton last year, the Halo arguably played a crucial role in allowing Zhou to pull through without major damage.