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Spectators Run For Their Lives In New Footage Of Horrific Zhou Guanyu Crash

Jayden Collins

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Spectators Run For Their Lives In New Footage Of Horrific Zhou Guanyu Crash

Another angle of the horrific crash involving Zhou Guanyu reveals just how close spectators came to disaster as they ducked and ran for the hills.

There were dramatic scenes on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix as multiple cars were involved in a huge crash that resulted in a red flag.

Alfa Romeo driver Zhou Guanyu's car was flipped upside down during the collision on the opening corner of the race.

His car slid towards the barriers before colliding with the tyre wall and flipping over with the Chinese driver trapped inside.

No replays were shown on coverage to begin with but fortunately, it was then confirmed that Zhou, although in need of a stretcher, was conscious and moving.

Multiple new angles are emerging, really highlighting the severity of the crash and how lucky not only Zhou but also fans were in escaping any incredibly serious injury. 

One fan angle posted on Twitter showed the Chinese driver’s car flipped on its back as it skidded across the track and over the barrier.

Screams can be heard from the distressed crowd as many look on in horror.

Some that were situated closer to the barrier can be seen cowering in the seats and covering their heads as pieces of the vehicle as well as the car itself comes hurtling towards them.

A few of the spectators look to be running for their lives back up the stairs for safety as they braced for the impact of the vehicle.

Seriously scary stuff. 

Alex Albon was also hit in the crash and the Red Bull driver was taken to a medical centre for attention.

Meanwhile, the legend that is Mercedes driver George Russel immediately jumped out of his car to check on Zhou after the crash, subsequently being disqualified from the race.

Thankfully, all involved are okay. 

Zhou released a statement after being discharged from the hospital where he claimed the crash-protection system ‘halo’ saved his life.

He said: “It was a big crash and I’m glad I’m okay.

“The marshals and the medical team at the track were fantastic with their quick response, and I also owe my thanks to the FIA and Formula 1 for all the work they have done, and they keep doing, to improve the safety of our cars.

“The halo saved me today, 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.”

Featured Image Credit: @Taaaanxo/Twitter.

Topics: Formula 1, Motorsport, Australia

Jayden Collins
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