(CNN) — Formula One driver Joe Guanyu said his car’s halo protection device saved his life. British Grand Prix on Sunday.
Chow was one of several drivers involved in a crash at Turn One, which resulted in his Alfa Romeo flipping and sliding across the track onto the gravel, crashing into a fence.
A halo made of titanium forms a shield around the cabin and was introduced in 2018. Although it initially received some criticism from drivers, many drivers have praised it for preventing serious injuries.
“I’m fine, all clear,” Zhou tweeted on Sunday with a selfie. “Halo saved me today. Thank you for your kind messages!”
Juve’s car got stuck between the tire barrier and the safety fence that is there to protect the fans. The awkwardness of the car’s location meant that it took some time to get it out.
Mercedes’ George Russell, who came into contact with Zhou during the collision, immediately got out of his car and ran to see the other driver.
The rookie, the first Chinese driver in F1, was finally photographed being carried away on a stretcher by emergency medical personnel before being released after being assessed at a medical centre.
Williams driver Alex Alban was also involved in the crash and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. His team later confirmed his release on Twitter.
The race was stopped with a red flag until Joe’s car retired. As the cars returned to the pits, members of the environmental group entered the track and sat down to protest, although luckily the race was stopped.
When the race resumed, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz took his first F1 win, while Red Bull’s Mexico’s Sergio Perez finished second and Lewis Hamilton third.