The British Grand Prix, the 10th round of the Formula 1 championship, was interrupted on Sunday moments after the start due to an accident involving several drivers.
According to the first images, near the first corner, the single-seaters of Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri), George Russell (Mercedes) and Zhou Guanyu (Alfa-Romeo) came into contact. Zhou Guanyu’s single-seater turned around to finish its race on the other side of the safety barriers against the fences separating the track from the spectators.
The Thai Alexander Albon (Williams) and the French Esteban Ocon (Alpine) were also indirectly involved in the accident, the Williams was sent against the barriers while trying to slow down.
According to information from the International Automobile Federation (FIA), “emergency teams intervened immediately and the drivers of car 23 (Albon) and car 24 (Zhou) were taken to the medical center” .
“Both pilots were conscious and will be evaluated at the medical center” is also indicated. Following this accident, the other drivers returned to the pits. For the time being, no race resumption schedule has been communicated. Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull) is in the provisional lead of the race, after overtaking poleman Carlos Sainz (Ferrari).