A stunning miracle
," headlines the British daily Metro on Monday with a photo of Guanyu Zhou's Alfa Romeo on the "roof" at Silverstone, the temple of motor racing across the Channel.
On Sunday, the Chinese driver came close to the worst in a terrible accident at the start of the British Grand Prix.
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In the images released by F1 producers, the single-seaters of Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri), George Russell (Mercedes) and Guanyu Zhou (Alfa-Romeo) came into contact as they approached the first corner.
Zhou's single-seater, hit by Russell's, overturned to finish its race on the other side of the safety barriers, against the fences separating the track from the spectators.
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At the same time, Alexander Albon (Williams), Esteban Ocon - but also the German Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) and the Japanese Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) - were also indirectly involved in the accident - the Williams having been sent against the barriers as the pilot tried to slow down.
After several minutes of anguish, Zhou was able to be extracted from his car and then transported to the medical center where reassuring news was quickly communicated. “I am OK, everything is clear.
The halo saved me,” said the Chinese driver on his Twitter account shortly after leaving the British circuit medical center where Albon was also treated.