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Guanyu Zhou

FIA and F1 working on new safety measures after Zhou's horror crash

Zhou Guanyu's spectacular crash at the start of the British Grand Prix is set to lead to a new set of safety changes for 2023 and beyond.

Zhou crash Silverstone
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The FIA and F1 are working together on new safety measures in the wake of Zhou Guanyu's heavy crash at Silverstone, RacingNews365.com understands.

Having been tagged by George Russell just after the start of the British Grand Prix, Zhou's car flipped upside down and skidded at high speed off the track.

His Alfa Romeo then dug into the gravel, vaulted the outer barrier and eventually came to rest wedged sideways against the inner catch fencing.

Remarkably, the Chinese driver was released from the circuit's Medical Centre after precautionary checks and took to social media to confirm he was unhurt.

Roll hoop safety measures on the way

With investigations ongoing, RacingNews365.com understands that the FIA and F1 will be pushing through new safety measures for the 2023 season.

In a meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee on Thursday, it is understood that teams agreed to introduce "more stringent measures" on car roll hoops.

Meanwhile, the FIA have promised to complete "relevant analysis" and communicate any new roll hoop safety requirements to the teams.

It would mark the latest step in F1's never-ending mission to improve safety, following on from introductions such as the Halo – which Zhou credited with "saving me".

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