‘I don’t know how I survived’: Zhou Guanyu feared fire after British GP crash

Speaking about what happened at Silverstone for the first time, Zhou admitted he feared his car would catch fire as he lay trapped amid the wreckage. That Zhou survived such a horrific high-speed crash was testament to the safety of modern cars. The Alfa Romeo then hit the barriers and the car was launched into the catch fencing beyond. Zhou’s car came to a halt stuck in the narrow space between the barriers and the fence. Having survived the impact but unable to get out, the driver was left fearing his vehicle would catch fire. “I was not sure if it was from my body or from the car, so I just tried to switch the engine off.

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