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F1 British Grand Prix: Zhou Guanyu avoids major injury after terrifying crash

Yahoo Sports US logo Yahoo Sports US 7/3/2022 Liz Roscher

The British Grand Prix was red flagged after one lap on Sunday due to a multi-car crash that saw Zhou Guanyu and his Alfa Romeo roll over, slam into a wall upside down and nearly flip into the crowd.

Here's footage of the crash from Pierre Gasly's onboard camera. Zhou's car is the red and white one on the left side. The car that crashed into Zhou's belonged to George Russell. 

In the videos below, you can see how far Zhou's overturned car skidded before it slammed into the wall, and how close it was to flipping into a crowd of spectators. 

Russell was able to exit his car and immediately went to check on Zhou. Emergency crews responded right away, and extracted Zhou before taking him to the medical center on a stretcher. Williams driver Alex Albon was also taken to the medical center after a separate yet related incident that happened after Albon hit the brakes due to the Zhou/Russell crash. According to ESPN, Sebastian Vettel rammed into the back of Albon's car, which then went into the pit wall before crashing into two other cars back on the track. 

Both Zhou and Albon were conscious after being taken to the medical center. Alfa Romeo tweeted that Zhou avoided major injury and was staying there for observation. 

Albon was airlifted to a nearby hospital for further evaluation.

The race was restarted, but Russell was unfortunately ruled out of the race after exiting his car due to FIA rules, ending his streak of top-five finishes. 

Zhou Guanyu of China driving the (24) Alfa Romeo F1 C42 Ferrari crashes at the start during the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 03, 2022 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo Sports US Zhou Guanyu of China driving the (24) Alfa Romeo F1 C42 Ferrari crashes at the start during the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 03, 2022 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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