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Albon released from hospital after Lap 1 crash at Silverstone

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 17: Alexander Albon of Thailand and Williams walks in the Paddock prior to

Williams have confirmed that Alex Albon has been released from hospital following precautionary checks, after the Thai driver was caught up in a Lap 1 crash at the start of the British Grand Prix.

There was carnage at the race start at Silverstone, as Zhou Guanyu, George Russell and Pierre Gasly came together, causing Zhou to barrel roll out of the race – while further behind, Albon was caught up in an incident involving Yuki Tsunoda, Sebastian Vettel and Esteban Ocon.

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Zhou and Russell were both seen in the medical centre before being declared fit. But Albon was transferred by helicopter to Coventry Hospital for “precautionary checks” – but was later discharged on Sunday evening.

“All ok, the pets are ok,” wrote Albon on Twitter – referring to his custom ‘Albon Pets’ helmet for the race. “But more importantly I’m glad @ZhouGuanyu24 is ok! Thank you to the medical staff and for all the messages. Eyes already on Austria.”

“We are pleased to confirm that Alex has been given the all clear and has been discharged from Coventry Hospital,” confirmed Williams on Twitter. “Thank you to everyone for your well wishes.”

“Just got very good news from the hospital that Alex is fine,” said Team Principal Jost Capito in a post-race vlog on Williams’ website. “He’s released and he can go home and relax and get ready for next weekend. Unfortunately his race was over before the first corner – and I think it could have been quite a good race for him.”

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