George Russell says Formula 1 must take into account what it might study from Zhou Guanyu’s enormous crash initially of the British Grand Prix.
The Alfa Romeo driver’s automobile was launched over the tyre barrier at Abbey after contact with Russell as they accelerated in direction of the primary nook.
“Firstly, I’m glad to see Zhou’s okay,” a visibly shaken Russell informed media together with RaceFans at Silverstone. “Incredibly scary incident. Not just for him, but I’m sure for everyone in the crowd as well. Never nice to see.”
Zhou gained on Russell initially because the Mercedes driver lacked grip having chosen to start out on the onerous tyre compound.
“Obviously, we took a gamble starting on the hards because I didn’t do a good enough job yesterday in qualifying and we were starting out of position,” he defined. “We knew it was going to be very tricky.
“But I just got completely swamped by everybody at the start and next thing I know I was in the side of Zhou.”
Russell was shocked when he found Zhou’s automobile had cleared a tyre barrier and dropped into the hole between it and a particles fence in entrance of the group.
“It was horrible,” he mentioned. “I mean, in that position, he was stuck there and there’s nothing he could have done.
“We need to have a think, I guess, to avoid a car being stuck in such a fine gap in the space between the tyre barriers and and the metal fence. He was just stuck in there, nowhere to go.”
He admitted he was annoyed at being unable to participate within the restart because the marshals had already begun to clear his automobile out of the way in which when he returned to it.
“[When] I saw it was a red flag I jumped out to see if he was okay. And when I came back – I couldn’t quite get the car started but I just wanted to check with my team – and when I came back the car was already on a flatbed and the FIA said we couldn’t restart. So it’s annoying because the only issue we had was puncture.”
“The car was generally fine,” he added. “A little bit of damage but nothing show-stopping. So many different emotions right now. I was really excited to see how the performance the car would have been but looking forward to see how Lewis gets on now.”
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