SILVERSTONE, England – – The British Grand Prix was suspended before the finish of the principal lap after two colossal impacts including various drivers on the pit straight brought about Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo winding up on some unacceptable side of the tire boundaries at Turn 1.
Crisis groups promptly in participation, with Zhou and Williams driver Alex Albon being taken to the clinical focus. Both were gotten free from significant wounds and set free from Coventry Hospital after prudent checks.
A replay showed Pierre Gasly being squeezed between George Russell on one side and Zhou on the other. With contact among Gasly and Russell pitching the Mercedes of Russell into Zhou’s Alfa Romeo.
The energy of the subsequent effect moved Zhou Guanyu vehicle, sending it topsy turvy through the run-off region before it barrel-turned over the hindrances, just to be come by the catch wall before a show off.
Zhou Guanyu later said Formula One’s Halo cockpit insurance “saved my life”.
The Halo presented in F1 in front of the 2018 season however was dubious, with numerous conservatives. It was a major step away from the unprotected look of vehicles.
The gadget probably saved Charles Leclerc from a serious physical issue at that year’s Belgian Grand Prix, and been credited for saving drivers in a few different occurrences. Including Romain Grosjean’s fireball crash at the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.
Only minutes after Zhou’s accident, Albon engaged with a different occurrence. When he hit the brakes for the underlying accident and Sebastian Vettel climbed into the rear of his Williams. The impact drove Albon into the pit wall before he bounced back onto. The track and slammed into Yuki Tsunoda and Esteban Ocon.
Tsunoda, Ocon and Gasly had the option to go on back to the pits. While Zhou, Albon and Russell were out of the race on the spot.
Not long after the impacts the race red-hailed as the pioneers headed onto the Wellington Straight, suspending the race.
Separate to the impacts, dissenters additionally broke onto the track further round the lap.
The race restarted at 3:56 p.m. neighborhood time.