Formula 1 Driver Has Frightening Admission Regarding Last Sunday's Crash

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Formula One driver Zhou Guanyu was just an inch away from serious injury or worse in a horrific crash at last week's British Grand Prix.

Speaking to the media on Thursday, Guanyue revealed how worried he was even after he had escaped injury in the accident.

He said that he heard something leaking and thought that there might be a fire.

Guanyue said she realized she would have a hard time getting out of her car if a fire broke out.

So he shut down his engine immediately to avoid an additional disaster.

"I didn't know where I was because I was upside down, and the next thing I felt was something leaking.

I wasn't sure if it was from my body or the car," Guanyue said via NBC Sports.

"I knew it would be difficult to get out if there was a fire, so I turned off my engine and then everything was fine."

Zhou Guanyue is in his first season as a Formula One racer and the first Chinese driver to compete on the circuit.

His rookie season has been tough with at least four retirements and only three Top 10 finishes in 10 races so far.

But the averted disaster at the British Grand Prix apparently wasn't enough to keep him off track.

Guanue is set to race at this week's Austrian Grand Prix, where he has already qualified for 18th place on the starting grid.

Last year Guanyue won eight races between Formula 2 and Formula 3.

But the competition - and danger - is unlike anything it has faced before.

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