Gallery: Zhou Guanyu's British F1 GP crash in photos

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Zhou Guanyu suffered no major injuries in a horrifying crash on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13 at the start of the race
The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13 at the start of the race
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The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13 at the start of the race
The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13 at the start of the race
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The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13 at the start of the race
The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13 at the start of the race
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The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13 at the start of the race
The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13 at the start of the race
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The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13 at the start of the race
The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13 at the start of the race
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The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13 at the start of the race
The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13 at the start of the race
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The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13 at the start of the race
The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13 at the start of the race
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The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13 at the start of the race
The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13 at the start of the race
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A crash involving George Russell, Mercedes W13 unfolds at the start
A crash involving George Russell, Mercedes W13 unfolds at the start
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The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42 at the start of the race
The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42 at the start of the race
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The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42 at the start of the race
The accident involving Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42 at the start of the race
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Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42 crashes at start of race
Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42 crashes at start of race
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Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42 crashes at start of race
Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42 crashes at start of race
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Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42 crashes at start of race
Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42 crashes at start of race
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Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42 crashes at start of race
Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42 crashes at start of race
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Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, slides across the gravel during a crash at the start
Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, slides across the gravel during a crash at the start
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Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, slides across the gravel during a crash at the start
Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, slides across the gravel during a crash at the start
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Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42 crashes at start of race
Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42 crashes at start of race
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Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, slides across the gravel upside down after a crash at the start
Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, slides across the gravel upside down after a crash at the start
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Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, slides across the gravel upside down after a crash at the start
Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, slides across the gravel upside down after a crash at the start
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Marshals and medics assist Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42
Marshals and medics assist Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42
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Marshals and medics assist Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42
Marshals and medics assist Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42
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Marshals and medics assist Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42
Marshals and medics assist Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42
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A marshal pick up debris after the opening lap crash
A marshal pick up debris after the opening lap crash
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Marshals remove the damaged car of Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42
Marshals remove the damaged car of Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42
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Marshals remove the damaged car of Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42
Marshals remove the damaged car of Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42
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Marshals remove the damaged car of Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42
Marshals remove the damaged car of Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42
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Marshals remove the car of George Russell, Mercedes W13
Marshals remove the car of George Russell, Mercedes W13
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The damaged car of Alex Albon, Williams FW44, after a first lap crash
The damaged car of Alex Albon, Williams FW44, after a first lap crash
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Marshals remove the damaged car of Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42
Marshals remove the damaged car of Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42
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Zhou received a major hit from George Russell’s Mercedes shortly after the start of the race, rolling his car over and sending him skating across the track upside-down.

The Chinese driver hit the barriers at the exit of Abbey corner at high-speed, flipping his car over and leaving him wedged in between the tyre wall and the catch fencing.

The 23-year-old was taken to the medical centre for check-ups but released shortly afterwards, having been declared fully fit by the staff.

Russell and Williams driver Alex Albon also retired from the race as part of the first corner pile-up, with the latter requiring a trip to a hospital in Coventry for further checks.

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