Formula 2 drivers Jack Aitken and Luca Ghiotto will be thankful to have escaped unharmed after a horror crash in Sochi which saw Ghiotto's auto burst into flames.
The F2 Sprint Race was abandoned at the Russian GP on Sunday after a high-speed crash involving Luca Ghiotto and Jack Aitken.
The race was red-flagged on lap seven of 21 and, as marshals worked to put out a fire on Ghiotto's Hitech auto and survey the wreckage to the barriers, the race was ultimately not restarted.
This is Zhou's second season in Formula 2, with the 21-year-old having finished the 2019 season in seventh place as the series' top rookie.
The race was suspended following an enormous accident involving Luca Ghiotto and Jack Aitken at Turn 3 on the eighth lap of the second and final race of the F2 weekend in Russian Federation.
Marshals worked to put out a fire on Ghiotto's Hitech vehicle and the damage done to the barriers forced the abandonment.
As the results were taken on countback Aitken and Ghiotto classified fourth and fifth respectively, ahead of Yuki Tsunoda, Callum Ilott and Dan Ticktum.
But due to the significant amount of damage to the barriers and fix work needed before the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix gets underway at 14:10 local time, it was announced that the race would not be restarted.
Nikita Mazepin reeled in Zhou but the race was halted before he was able to challenge for the lead and thus took second while Mick Schumacher made another strong getaway to surge up the order, passing Aitken to claim third.
The German driver who is contending to win the F2 championship impresses once again with his spectacular performance.