Alfa Romeo driver Zhou Guanyu has thanked the marshals and the medical staff at Silverstone, following his involvement in an enormous Lap 1 crash on the British Grand Prix.
Zhou began the British Grand Prix in ninth – his highest qualifying place of the season – and was making his technique to Turn 1 when he was caught up in an accident involving George Russell and Pierre Gasly. As a consequence, Zhou was flipped the other way up and sent flying into the catch fencing.
After being extracted from his automotive, the rookie driver was taken to the medical centre the place he was declared match. And on Monday, Zhou launched a press release on Instagram, thanking the medical staff and the marshals for his or her exhausting work, whereas additionally revealing his intentions to get again on observe as quickly as attainable – beginning with the Austrian Grand Prix this weekend.
“Hi everyone! Thank you all for the kind messages. I want to thank the marshals and the medical team at Silverstone, they were really fantastic. I’m keener than ever to get back on track, see you guys in Austria!” he wrote.
Separately, Zhou additionally mirrored on the incident itself, saying: “It was a giant crash and I’m glad I’m okay. The marshals and the medical staff on the observe had been incredible with their fast response, and I additionally owe my because of the FIA and Formula 1 for all of the work they’ve completed, they usually preserve doing, to enhance the protection of our vehicles.
“The Halo saved me today,” he added, “and it goes to show that every step we take in improving our cars has real, valuable results. I’m keener than ever to get back on track and do what I love: I’m fit and I’m looking forward to Austria next week.”