We came close to drama at Silverstone last weekend. Victim of an appalling crash at the entrance to the Grand Prix, Guanyu Zhou is a real miracle. He testifies to this a few days after his accident.
On the sidelines of free practice for the Austrian Grand Prix, four days after his violent exit from the British track at the wheel of his Alfa Romeo, Guanyu Zhou faces the press as if nothing or almost nothing had happened to him. Certainly saved by the halo of his single-seater, the Chinese driver is fully aware on the other hand of the luck he had in his misfortune.
” When the car went upside down and I felt we were touching the sand, I anticipated what was going to be a big shock.said the interested party in the context of Spielberg, thus relayed by L’Equipe. I let go of the steering wheel and prepared my body, especially my hands, so that they didn’t bang around while clenching my fists. As a reminder, after turning around, his car crashed into the fence separating the track from the public, beyond the protective tire wall.
” I felt a cold liquid running down my leg. Without knowing if it came from me or from the car. I immediately cut the engine because if the fire started, I knew it would be hard to get out. adds Guanyu Zhou. And here he is already attacking in the bucket of his Alfa Romeo on the Red Bull Ring, where he made his debut in F1 last season.
The extremely impressive images of Guanyu Zhou’s crash at the start of the #BritishGP
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