The car then hit a tire barrier and crashed into a fence, coming to rest there on its side. Zhou noted that he was protected by what is called a Halo, a bar that runs above where the driver sits to protect his head. Zhou, 23, later posted from Twitter. “I’m ok, all clear,” Zhou tweeted. “Halo saved me today. Thanks everyone for your kind messages!”
It’s a miracle that Zhou Guanyu escaped his Alfa Romeo alive.Thank god for the Halo🙏🏻#SilverstoneGP #F1 #BritishGP pic.twitter.com/qyvs0IS5Da — Ben Thomas (@Benfthomas_10) July 3, 2022
As noted by ESPN, the Halo entered Formula One racing in 2018 as a step to save lives, but “was controversial, with many traditionalists as it was such a big step away from the unprotected look of cars.” According to the Daily Mail, the device proved its worth in a separate race at the same track Sunday. During the F2 feature race, racer Dennis Hauger landed on top of Israeli Roy Nissany in an accident.
I’m ok, all clear. Halo saved me today. Thanks everyone for your kind messages! pic.twitter.com/OylxoJC4M0— 周冠宇 | Zhou Guanyu 🇨🇳 (@ZhouGuanyu24) July 3, 2022
Nissany, like Zhou, emerged from the crash without serious injuries. Alfa Romeo team manager Beat Zehnder said Zhou spoke to the crew right after the accident. Spaniard Carlos Sainz, Jr. would go on to win the Formula One race, which was restarted after the crash. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Scary F2 crash involving Dennis Hauger and Roy Nissany. Both drivers are ok. pic.twitter.com/q3OMxxO2oN— Mr Matthew CFB (@MrMatthewCFB) July 3, 2022