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Guanyu Zhou's terrifying crash at the start of the British Grand Prix


The Chinese Alfa Romeo driver is out of danger, but had trouble being dislodged from the car when he was rammed into the fences

The fans who crowded this Sunday at Silverstone witnessed one of the most terrifying accidents in recent years;

a melé that luckily ended much better than, without a doubt, it would have done just a few years ago.

As soon as the traffic lights went out, a multiple collision caused most of the Alfa Romeo team members to hold their breath as they saw Guanyu Zhou's car catapulted violently over the protection barriers, after having traveled several hundred meters belly up, sliding at full speed along the asphalt.



This was Guanyu Zhou's shocking accident at Silverstone

The halo has once again saved a life 👏👏 Incredible how the car is upside down and goes over the protections#BritishDAZNF1 🇬🇧

– DAZN Spain (@DAZN_ES) July 3, 2022

A slight touch between Pierre Gasly and George Russell caused the Briton's Mercedes to run over the Chinese driver's car, which jumped upside down, leaving Zhou as a mere passenger.

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The accident at Silverstone, in pictures

Once it stopped spinning, the marshals raised the red flag and sent several ambulance crews to the accident area, which stayed for a long time until they were able to extract the eastern corridor from inside the passenger compartment.

Once they succeeded, they transferred him to the medical center, where the doctors confirmed that Zhou was conscious and that he did not present any fracture, an outcome that, without a doubt, would have been very different years ago, before the introduction of the halo – the protection bars above the pilots' heads.

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