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30 May 1999 (23)
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about Guanyu Zhou

Guanyu Zhou (Chinese: ???; pinyin: Zh?u Guàny?; born 30 May 1999) is a Chinese racing driver who is due to compete as an Alfa Romeo driver in the 2022 Formula One World Championship. He competed in the FIA Formula 2 Championship for UNI-Virtuosi Racing from 2019 to 2021, having finished 3rd in the 2021 campaign. He is a former member of the Alpine Academy, and served as the test driver for the Renault F1 Team and the Alpine F1 Team in 2020 and 2021 respectively. Prior to that, he was a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy from 2014 to 2018, and served as the development driver for Formula E team DS Techeetah in 2018.Zhou started his single seater career in 2015, competing in the Italian F4 Championship and ADAC Formula 4 with Prema Racing. After finding success in the Italian F4 Championship, he moved up to the European Formula 3 Championship with Motopark in 2016 and Prema Racing in 2017 and 2018.


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Zhou graduated to F1 last year with Alfa Romeo, forming an all-new line-up at the Swiss-based squad alongside Bottas, who joined from Mercedes.
While Bottas was responsible for 49 of Alfa Romeo’s 55 points in 2022, Zhou drew praise for his performances through his rookie campaign, scoring a best result of eighth place at the Canadian Grand Prix.
Bottas agreed with the ...

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The pair collided at the start of the British Grand Prix after Russell tagged Pierre Gasly's AlphaTauri that was caught between them leaving the startline, which saw Zhou's Alfa Romeo then immediately flipped onto its rollhoop and slid at high speed through the gravel trap.
It then smashed over the tyre barrier and came to rest in between that structure and the track debris fencing protecting ...

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Zhou became the first Chinese driver to race in F1 this year, joining Alfa Romeo alongside Valtteri Bottas to form an all-new driver line-up for the Swiss-based team.
Ahead of his F1 debut, Zhou faced criticism and even racist abuse online as trolls claimed he only got the nod for the seat due to his nationality and the associated sponsorship. 
But Zhou hit back on debut in Bahrain ...

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The FIA confirmed following the start of opening practice at the Circuit of The Americas that Red Bull's Perez and Alfa Romeo driver Zhou had taken an additional engine component since the last race in Japan.
In both cases, it is their fifth internal combustion engine of the season, meaning both Perez and Zhou will drop five places on the grid from their qualifying position on Saturday.
It ...

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The pair collided early in the race when Latifi moved across on Zhou, with the contact ending the Alfa Romeo driver's race on the spot.
Latifi picked up a puncture and after making it back to the pits he was forced to retire with suspension damage.
The stewards reviewed the incident during the race and determined that Latifi had not left a car's width and was predominantly responsible for ...

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On lap 7 of a wet-to-dry race, Alfa Romeo driver Zhou attempted to find a way past Latifi in a battle for 18th when he tried to pass the Canadian around the outside of Turn 5.
But Latifi appeared to squeeze Zhou into the wall, with the contact between the pair wrecking the Alfa Romeo's front right corner, forcing the Chinese driver to retire from the race on the spot.
Latifi also hit the ...

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Ahead of this weekend?s Singapore Grand Prix, it was announced that Alfa had taken up its option for Zhou?s continued services into 2023 after he made his F1 debut at the season-opening Bahrain race ? scoring points there and then putting in a string of impressive performances.
The confirmation of Zhou?s rookie deal was widely expected in the paddock given his early F1 career success ...

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The news has been expected for some time, and it's understood that the team officially took up its option on the Chinese driver at the end of last month, with the formal announcement timed to coincide with the sport's return to Asian marker for this weekend's Singapore GP.
Zhou scored points with a 10th place finish on his debut with Alfa Romeo in Bahrain, and followed up with eighth in Canada ...

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Zhou became China's first full-time F1 driver this year after graduating from Formula 2, partnering Valtteri Bottas at Alfa Romeo.
But Zhou was subject to criticism and abuse online prior to his F1 debut as many questioned his suitability for the seat and tagged him as a pay driver. Antonio Giovinazzi, who Zhou replaced at Alfa Romeo, said after losing his seat that F1 could be "ruthless" when ...

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The Chinese driver stepped up to an F1 seat with Alfa Romeo this year after finishing as runner-up in last year?s Formula 2 championship, becoming Valtteri Bottas?s teammate as part of an all-new line-up at Hinwil.
Zhou holds one of the few remaining free seats on next year?s grid, but he said in Hungary that he was not giving thought to any drives elsewhere.
?I haven?t talked to ...

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The Chinese driver has impressed on his step up from F2 this season, scoring on his debut in Bahrain and adding further points in Canada.
And although his most famous moment of the year may well end up being his British GP crash, his performances behind the wheel at other venues have earned him high praise from his bosses.
Team chief Fred Vasseur said it was a must for Zhou to ...

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Zhou?s roll hoop was lost early in the incident after he was involved in a clash with George Russell and Pierre Gasly and flipped, with the hoop taking the initial impact when he landed upside down.
As his Alfa Romeo slid along the track surface Zhou was protected by the Halo before the car entered the gravel trap and flipped over the barrier.
Alfa Romeo is the only team in the pitlane to ...

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From 13th on the grid the Chinese driver was the best placed qualifier to start on the hards, joining Yuki Tsunoda, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso.
However he says that the strategy didn?t work out, and he struggled with excessive degradation.
Zhou?s weekend was already spoiled when his engine cut out as he drove to the grid for the start of Saturday?s sprint.
He was forced to ...

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Zhou escaped from a horrifying crash just after the start at Silverstone when he was flipped over on the run away from the lights.
His Alfa Romeo skidded upside down along the asphalt circuit before skipping across a gravel trap and rolling over a tyre barrier at Abbey corner.
While F1?s safety structures ensured Zhou did not suffer any injuries in the accident, a key focus of the FIA?s ...

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Russell was caught up in the same sequence of events on the first lap at Silverstone, having collided with the AlphaTauri of Pierre Gasly to then rotate and hit Zhou?s car.
Once Russell stopped at Abbey with left-rear damage, having witnessed the Alfa Romeo land between the tyre wall and catch fencing, he ran with a marshal to check on Zhou.
The Briton has been widely praised for his ...

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The C42?s roll hoop was lost early in the Chinese driver?s spectacular accident seconds after the start of the British GP when his car was flipped over after contact with the Mercedes of George Russell.
However, he was protected by the Halo, which remained intact as he skated along the track and into the gravel trap before bouncing over the barriers and coming to a halt.
Speaking to the ...

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Zhou was pitched upside down on the run away from the original start, and skidded through a gravel trap before rolling over a tyre barrier at the opening Abbey corner.
Although his Alfa Romeo ended up wedged between the tyre barriers and catch fencing, marshals were able to get him out of the car and the Chinese racer was later given the all-clear by Silverstone?s medical staff.
While ...

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As part of the never-ending quest for improved safety, motor racing's governing body pores over the details of each major accident to better understand the factors that worked as planned to help the driver, and areas where perhaps improvement can be made.
One of the aspects of the Zhou incident that will likely be looked at especially closely will be what happened to the C42's roll hoop, with ...

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The Chinese driver was tipped over in his Alfa Romeo F1 car on the run to the first corner in the British GP in a clash with George Russell and Pierre Gasly, before being pitched into a roll over the crash barriers and stopped between the catch fencing and tyre wall.
The race was immediately red flagged, while Alex Albon, Sebastian Vettel, Yuki Tsunoda and Esteban Ocon were skittled in a ...

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Zhou received a major hit from George Russell?s Mercedes shortly after the start of the race, rolling his car over and sending him skating across the track upside-down.
The Chinese driver hit the barriers at the exit of Abbey corner at high-speed, flipping his car over and leaving him wedged in between the tyre wall and the catch fencing.
The 23-year-old was taken to the medical centre for ...

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Zhou, who had started ninth, was tipped over on the run down to the opening Abbey turn, and launched through the gravel trap towards the barriers.
There was no immediate information regarding the condition of Zhou, although medical crews were quickly on the scene to attend to him.
The crash was triggered by contact between George Russell and Pierre Gasly on the run away from the start. The ...

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The rookie, who became the first full-time Chinese F1 driver when he joined the grid alongside Valtteri Bottas this season, admits his season has been ?quite up and down.?
But he feels ?quite confident that we can still do the job this season? and isn?t ?too worried about what's coming up in next year's plan yet.?
Zhou said: ?It?s still the beginning of this season. So I ...

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Alfa Romeo driver Zhou started his first Monaco Grand Prix from last place on the grid after failing to get a lap in after the red flag in Q1, but rose to as high as 14th in the opening stages.
Zhou dropped back to 16th after the red flag stoppage for Mick Schumacher's crash, and found himself struggling to get an overtake done on AlphaTauri driver Tsunoda.
After getting close through the ...

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Zhou clashed with Pierre Gasly on the opening lap of the Imola sprint race, suffering heavy damage to both the front and rear of his Alfa Romeo F1 car after spinning across the track into the inside wall at Piratella.
The Alfa Romeo mechanics faced a lengthy car rebuild which meant the team worked on the car both after the curfew and under parc ferme conditions.
The incident was referred to ...

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Alfa Romeo driver Zhou qualified 13th on Saturday in Jeddah, only to drop all the way to the back of the field on the opening lap after anti-stall was triggered on his car following contact with Daniel Ricciardo at Turn 1.
It left Zhou five seconds adrift of the pack in 18th place, and although he would fight his way back up the order, a drive-through penalty after failing to fully serve a ...

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