F1, bang at Silverstone: Guanyu Zhou and Albon update on their condition

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The great fear, then two posts for the world to breathe a sigh of relief.

The British Grand Prix produced a moment of genuine terror when two maxi pileups at the start caused Guanyu Zhou’s Alfa Romeo to flip over several times, even throwing him over Silverstone’s rubber barriers and against the circuit’s fence. Also among the drivers involved was Alexander Albon, who ended up against the wall after contact with Sebastian Vettel and was then also rear-ended by Esteban Ocon and Yuki Tsunoda. The two drivers, however, wanted to calm everyone down via Twitter.

The first to do so was Guanyu Zhou himself, who was involved in the most spectacular bang but came out without a single scratch. “I’m fine, everything is fine. Halo saved me today. Thank you all for your kind messages,” the Chinese driver wrote in a selfie in which he also indulges in a shy smile after the appropriate medical checks.

A few more consequences but still a big smile for Albon, who instead showed up from a hospital bed with a message that was nonetheless very positive. “Everything is fine, even the puppies are fine (the reference is to the decal dedicated to animals on his helmet, ed.). But the most important thing is that I am so happy that Zhou is fine! Thank you to the medical staff and to you for all your messages. Eyes already on Austria,” the Williams driver wrote. Prompt response from his Chinese colleague, “Thank you Alex, I am so glad to hear that you are okay.”

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