The FIA have confirmed that Zhou Guanyu and Alex Albon are each acutely aware and being taken to the Silverstone medical centre following a first-lap collision on the British Grand Prix.
With Albon beginning P16 and Zhou P9, Zhou was caught up in an incident involving Pierre Gasly and George Russell that noticed his Alfa Romeo make heavy contact with the limitations – with one other incident behind involving Albon, Sebastian Vettel, Esteban Ocon and Yuki Tsunoda.
Once the race had been pink flagged, the FIA then introduced that Zhou and Albon had each been taken to the medical centre, writing: “The FIA advises that following the incident firstly of the race, emergency crews had been instantly in attendance, and the drivers of Car 23 (Albon) and Car 24 (Zhou) have been taken to the medical centre.
2022 British Grand Prix: Zhou returns to Silverstone paddock after crash
“Both drivers were conscious and will be evaluated at the medical centre. Further updates will be given in due course.”
The FIA later confirmed that neither driver had sustained critical harm, however that Albon had been taken by helicopter to close by Coventry Hospital for precautionary checks – with the Thai driver later released.
Zhou remained underneath commentary within the medical centre for a quick interval earlier than he was declared match, as was Russell.