Alex Albon, Zhou Guanyu, sent for medical checks after F1 collision , The British Grand Prix was stopped before the first lap was completed because Zhou Guanyu’s Alfa Romeo wound up on the wrong side of the tyre barriers at Turn 1 as a result of two severe crashes on the pit straight involving numerous drivers.
As soon as emergency workers arrived, Zhou and Williams driver Alex Albon were rushed to the hospital. While Zhou was released from the medical centre after the race, Albon will be moved to Coventry Hospital for precautionary checks despite the fact that both were examined for significant injuries.
A replay showed Pierre Gasly being squeezed between Zhou and George Russell, with Gasly and Russell’s contact sending Russell’s Mercedes into Zhou’s Alfa Romeo.
After being rolled by the force of the second contact, Zhou’s car barrel-rolled into the run-off area and over the barriers before coming to a rest in front of a grandstand due to the catch fence.
Shortly after the original collision, Albon was engaged in another one when Sebastian Vettel piled into the back of his Williams after Albon slapped the brakes. Albon was sent against the pit wall by the impact before coming back onto the track and running into Yuki Tsunoda and Esteban Ocon.
While Zhou, Albon, and Russell were immediately eliminated from the race, Tsunoda, Ocon, and Gasly were able to proceed back to the pits.
The race was red-flagged shortly after the collisions as the leaders approached the Wellington Straight, terminating the race. Separate from the incidents, protesters also wreaked havoc further around the lap by encroaching on the track. At 3:56 pm local time, the race was resumed.