Despite all of the fantastic moments this year’s British GP produced, the race start was nightmarish, with numerous cars involved in an awful crash into the first corner.
Zhou Guanyu’s crash was most severe, with the news of his good health following the incident leading to a huge sigh of relief amongst drivers and fans alike.
Alex Albon wasn’t exempt from the chaos in the first corner, though and was unable to avoid the incidents unfolding ahead, resulting in impacts with the barriers and incoming cars.
We are pleased to confirm that Alex has been given the all clear and has been discharged from Coventry Hospital. Thank you to everyone for your well wishes.#WeAreWilliams #BritishGP pic.twitter.com/pI2ZFsw1sA
— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) July 3, 2022
Thankfully, Williams confirmed on their social media platform that Albon is in good condition, not suffering any significant injuries. Jost Capito, Williams Team Principal, has provided an update via the team website:
“Just got very good news from the hospital that Alex is fine.
He’s released, and he can go home and relax and get ready for next weekend. Unfortunately, his race was over before the first corner, and I think it could have been quite a good race for him.”
Roy Nissany and Dennis Hauger were also involved in a severe incident at Silverstone this weekend, with the importance of the halo for driver safety again being demonstrated in the Formula 2 event.
Ths crashes from this weekend serve as a reminder of the importance of safety, in addition to the efforts made by F1 and the FIA in this area.