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Albon released from hospital after huge British GP crash

by Matt Beer
1 min read

Williams Formula 1 driver Alex Albon has been released from hospital uninjured following the massive British Grand Prix start crash.

Albon was caught up in a chain reaction secondary accident behind the clash between Guanyu Zhou, Pierre Gasly and George Russell then sent Zhou’s Alfa Romeo flying into and over the Abbey tyre barrier.

Contact from Sebastian Vettel’s Aston Martin sent Albon’s Williams into the pitwall, and it was then collected by both Yuki Tsunoda and Esteban Ocon as it rebounded across the track.

Both Albon and Zhou were initially checked at the Silverstone medical centre, but while Zhou was passed fit on site, Albon was taken by helicopter to Coventry Hospital for further precautionary checks.

Alex Albon Williams F1 British GP Silverstone crash

Williams announced shortly after 8pm local time on Sunday evening that Albon had been discharged uninjured.

“I’m very glad that everyone else involved in the first lap incident is OK,” said Albon in a team statement.

“Thank you to all the medical staff at the track and Coventry Hospital.

“It’s a shame our race ended before it began today, but we are already fully focused on Austria. Bring on the next one.”

Albon had the only example of Williams’s substantially upgraded car at Silverstone, but strategy errors in the wet qualifying session had left him down in 18th on the grid.

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