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10:46 AM ET SILVERSTONE, England — The British Grand Prix was suspended earlier than the...

10:46 AM ET

SILVERSTONE, England — The British Grand Prix was suspended earlier than the tip of the primary lap after two big collisions involving a number of drivers on the pit straight resulted in Zhou Guanyu’s Alfa Romeo ending up on the flawed facet of the tyre obstacles at Flip 1.

Emergency crews have been instantly in attendance, with Zhou and Williams driver Alex Albon being taken to the medical centre. Each have been cleared of main accidents, however Albon will likely be transferred to Coventry Hospital for precautionary checks whereas Zhou will stay underneath statement.

A replay confirmed Pierre Gasly being pinched between George Russell on one facet and Zhou on the opposite, with contact between Gasly and Russell pitching the Mercedes of Russell into Zhou’s Alfa Romeo.

The vitality of the second affect rolled Zhou’s car, sending it the wrong way up via the run-off space earlier than it barrel-rolled over the obstacles, solely to be stopped by the catch fencing in entrance of a grandstand.

Albon was concerned in a separate incident simply moments after, when he hit the brakes for the preliminary accident and Sebastian Vettel piled into the again of his Williams. The collision between Vettel and Albon pushed Albon into the pit wall earlier than he rebounded again onto the observe and collided with Yuki Tsunoda and Esteban Ocon.

Tsunoda, Ocon and Gasly have been capable of proceed again to the pits, whereas Zhou, Albon and Russell have been out of the race on the spot.

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Quickly after the collisions the race was red-flagged because the leaders headed onto the Wellington Straight, suspending the race.

Separate to the collisions initially of the race, protesters additionally broke onto the observe additional around the lap.

The race was restarted at 3:56 pm native time.