RACE DEBRIEF

    The FIA have confirmed that Zhou Guanyu and Alex Albon are both conscious and being taken to the Silverstone medical centre following a first-lap collision at the British Grand Prix.

    With Albon starting P16 and Zhou P9, Zhou was caught up in an incident involving Pierre Gasly and George Russell that saw his Alfa Romeo make heavy contact with the barriers – with another incident behind involving Albon, Sebastian Vettel, Esteban Ocon and Yuki Tsunoda.

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    Once the race had been red flagged, the FIA then announced that Zhou and Albon had both been taken to the medical centre, writing: “The FIA advises that following the incident at the start of the race, emergency crews were immediately in attendance, and the drivers of Car 23 (Albon) and Car 24 (Zhou) have been taken to the medical centre.

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    “Both drivers were conscious and will be evaluated at the medical centre. Further updates will be given in due course.”

    The FIA later confirmed that neither driver had sustained serious injury, but that Albon had been taken by helicopter to nearby Coventry Hospital for precautionary checks – with the Thai driver later released.

    Zhou remained under observation in the medical centre for a brief period before he was declared fit, as was Russell.

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    The remains of Zhou's Alfa Romeo are taken away from the crash scene