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Albon freed from hospital-automatic action

Dan McCarthy

Williams driver Alex Albon was released from the hospital without injury after being involved in a horrific first lap crash with Zhou Guanyu, who was flagged red at the British Grand Prix.

It was chaotic at the opening second of the race as many drivers had a bad start.

On the approach to Turn 1, George Russell and Pierre Guthrie together rolled the former to the side of the lap, sending a Chinese driver barrel rolling through gravel to catch fencing.

Further later to avoid the accident, Albon was tagged by Sebastian Vettel and sent to the pit wall, after which he gathered Yuki Tsunoda and Esteban Ocon.

Zhou and Russell were both seen in the medical center before being declared healthy.

However, Albon was transferred by helicopter to Coventry Hospital for a “preventive check”. Williams confirmed that he was discharged overnight.

Alex Albon was released from the hospital without injury

“We received very good news from the hospital that Alex is fine,” said team principal Jost Capito in a post-race vlog on Williams’ website.

“He is released and can go home and relax and prepare for the next weekend.

“Unfortunately his race ended before the first corner-and I think it could have been a pretty good race for him.”

The team also posted online that they are very grateful for the support of their fans.

“I’m happy to see that Alex is all clear and discharged from Coventry Hospital,” Williams confirmed on Twitter. “I wish you all the best of luck.”

Albon went to Twitter when he heard that Zhou Guanyu was fine.

“Okay, pets are okay,” Albon wrote on Twitter – referring to his custom “Albon pet” helmet – “but more importantly, @ ZhouGuanyu24 is okay!

“Thanks to the medical staff and all the messages. We are already paying attention to Austria.”

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