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Guanyu Zhou

Austrian GP decision made for Zhou after Silverstone horror crash

Alfa Romeo driver Zhou Guanyu skated upside down for more than 100 metres during his crash at the British Grand Prix, resulting in an hour-long red flag period.

Zhou crash Michael Potts
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Zhou Guanyu will race at the Austrian Grand Prix this weekend after being passed fit following his horror crash at Silverstone.

The Chinese driver underwent his final medical examinations on Thursday morning and has been told that he can race in Spielberg.

His British Grand Prix incident saw him collide with George Russell and Pierre Gasly before being launched into the air behind the wheel of his Alfa Romeo.

He then landed upside down and skated, riding on his life-saving Halo device, for over 100 metres before being launched in the air once again as his car met the gravel.

Zhou then bounced over the tyre barrier and into the catch fencing, as a record-breaking Silverstone crowd watched on in horror.

Zhou: Let's go!

Remarkably, just days on from one of the biggest F1 crashes in recent memory, the 23-year-old will race this weekend, he has confirmed.

Taking to social media on Thursday afternoon, Zhou said: "[I have] finished the final medical check, all good to go!

"Thanks to all of the people who supported me during this time, [it] means the world."

He then added: "Austrian GP, let's go!"

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