September 25, 2022

Apart from being a successful businessman, Serena Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian is also a sports enthusiast. In addition to tennis, he also follows sports like American football, basketball and F1. Yesterday, taking time off from his schedule, the Reddit founder watched the Silverstone GP; Also known as the British GP.

What started out as an enjoyable race quickly turned into a horrific scene when Alfa Romeo driver Zhou Guanyu survived a high-speed crash on the opening lap himself. Upon learning of the accident, Ohanian recalled the collision of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton during the 2021 Italian GP.


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Alexis Ohanian hopes the best for Zhou Guanyu

Like his wife Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian is a very active social media user. He uses his social media handles to update his fans on his daily engagements and to showcase his thoughts and opinions.


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Yesterday, following the accident, Ohanian used his Twitter handle; In the Tweet, he recalled how ‘Halo’ saved Lewis Hamilton when Max Verstappen’s Red Bull car tire landed near Hamiton’s head during the 2021 Italian GP.

Halo, a mandatory head protection device, was introduced in F1 in 2018. Constructed from high-grade titanium, the device can support a weight of up to 12 tonnes. Launched with the aim of protecting the driver, the “Halo” is the strongest part of an F1 car.


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Relying on the device, like Hamilton, Zhou also admitted that it was thanks to “Halo” that he survived the accident. However, despite a safety device, a high-speed car accident will leave a person in distress. Similar was the case with Guanyu. Despite the presence of “Halo” on site, the accident left everyone in motorsport in distress.

Expressing concern for Guanyu, Ohanian wrote, Halo saved Lewis’ life last year with Max trying to run him over. Hoping the best for Zhou Guanyu – this replay was terrifying.


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While Guanyu’s accident was unfortunate, things were looking good for Ohanian favorite Lewis Hamilton. Having a good start, the Mercedes driver maintained his training, finishing in P3 of the race. Excited about the win, Ohanian further posted a message congratulating Hamiton on his performance.

Taking to his Twitter, Ohanian wrote: “A hell of a race today. Keep fighting!”

Serena Williams at Wimbledon

Speaking of Alexis Ohanian, we can’t forget his legendary wife, Serena Williams. After being out for a year, Williams kicked off her comeback with doubles at Eastbourne. Teaming up with Ons Jabeur, the two reached the semi-finals. After which, the two announced a last-minute withdrawal after Ons suffered a right knee injury.

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Alexis Olympia, daughter of Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian congratulate Serena Williams after winning her final match against Jessica Pegula of the United States at ASB Tennis Center on January 12, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Taking Eastbourne as training, she finally made her much-anticipated comeback at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. However, the traces of a not up to par return line-up were clearly visible in her performance. After which, she suffered a first-round loss to Harmony Tan.