Formula One driver Zhou Guanyu assured fans that he is doing OK after his scary crash in Sunday's British Grand Prix:
His post came after a dangerous collision with George Russell:
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Zhou's car flipped upside down and into the wall after a collision on the first turn of the opening lap at Silverstone Circuit in England.
The Chinese driver remained in his car for several minutes before leaving on a stretcher, and he was moving and conscious, per BBC Sport.
"Important message from race control: Zhou is OK," Alfa Romeo, his team, said, per Autosport.
Russell was quick to check on his fellow driver after the crash:
The Englishman was not allowed to continue the race after getting out of his car. He discussed the incident on social media:
George Russell @GeorgeRussell63
First of all, the most important thing is that Zhou is ok. That was a scary incident and all credit to the marshals and medical team for their quick response.<br><br>Obviously gutted to end the race this way and I'm sorry for the team and the fans. Cheering LH on from the garage. 👊
Russell has been one of the most consistent drivers in F1 this year, earning a top-five finish in each of the first nine events. He ranked fourth in the driver standings entering Sunday.
Zhou ranked 16th and will earn a DNF for the fourth time this year, although the 23-year-old was coming off the best showing of his rookie season with an eighth-place finish in the Canadian Grand Prix two weeks ago.
Alexander Albon, 17th in the standings, was also involved in the crash and was forced to retire from the race. Albon, competing in his home race, and Zhou were both brought to the medical center after the collision and were conscious at the time, per the FIA.