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30 May 1999 (22)
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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 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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F1 race director Niels Wittich told teams before the Bahrain GP that henceforth there will be no requests from race control telling drivers to give a place back for gaining an advantage by going off track.
Instead, it will be up to the team and driver to make their own call, within a lap of the incident.
The issue didn't arise in the Bahrain GP itself. However, in Jeddah Zhou went off track ...

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Zhou moved into F1 this year after three seasons racing in Formula 2, securing a drive alongside Valtteri Bottas as part of Alfa Romeo’s refreshed driver line-up.
Alfa Romeo acknowledged that the backing Zhou brought from Chinese sponsors as the nation’s first F1 driver was one element of its decision to sign him, but pointed to his track record that took him to third in F2 ...

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During the first extended runs of the new cars designed under the revised technical regulations for 2022, all teams found their cars were bouncing along the straight when at high speed due to the new ground effect requirements.
The issue proved uncomfortable for drivers and caused a number of teams to sustain damage to the floor of their cars, while others had to revise their set-ups to make ...

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Zhou will become China's first F1 race driver in 2022 after signing a contract to step up from F2 with the Alfa Romeo team.
He will line up alongside race winner Bottas, who switched to the Hinwil squad after a five-year spell at Mercedes.
The pair had their first experience working together at last year's post-season Abu Dhabi F1 tyre test.
Despite knowing how good Bottas is after ...

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Formula 2 championship leader Piastri had been linked with a possible move to Alfa Romeo for next season, but missed out on the driver to Zhou, who was announced as Valtteri Bottas's teammate for 2022 last week.
Zhou is known to be bringing financial backing to Alfa Romeo, with outgoing driver Antonio Giovinazzi taking to social media to say that F1 could be "ruthless" when "money ...

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In so doing so, the 22-year-old becomes China's first driver at the top level of motor racing, providing the championship with a boost the ultimate scale of which we can only guess at.
It's no coincidence that the announcement came a few weeks after F1 confirmed that the Chinese GP will return in 2023 after a three-year pandemic hiatus, with a deal that now runs until 2025.
Former F1 CEO ...

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FIA F2 frontrunner Zhou has been favourite to land the job for some months, helped by the commercial support that he brings with him.
The 22-year-old replaces Antonio Giovinazzi, who has been dropped after three seasons with the team, but may retain a reserve role via his links with Ferrari.
The Hinwil outfit was given a free hand on driver choice when it renewed its sponsorship deal with ...

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Zhou’s pace in F2 this season, allied to some healthy backing from Chinese sponsors, has left the Alpine Academy driver as the most likely candidate to step up and race alongside Valtteri Bottas at Alfa Romeo in 2022.
Sources have suggested that a deal is all but agreed, and now just needs to be signed off.
However, Vasseur insists that Alfa Romeo remains open minded about what ...

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Formula 2 championship leader Zhou has conducted regular private testing in F1 cars over the past 12 months in his role with the Alpine Academy, which he joined under its previous Renault guise in 2019. He also currently serves as Alpine's official F1 test driver.
Zhou drove last year's Renault F1 car at the post-season test in Abu Dhabi, but will now get a first taste of 2021 machinery when he ...

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Zhou has been part of the French team’s academy since 2019, joining under its previous Renault guise, and served as the squad’s F1 test driver last year.
He scored his maiden victory in Formula 2 last year, but could only finish sixth in the championship despite being tipped for a title bid at the start of the season.
The Chinese driver will remain with UNI-Virtuosi for a third ...

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Renault will conduct four days of private testing at the Bahrain International Circuit between 29 October and 2 November, splitting the running between three members of the Renault Sport Academy.
The test programme will be conducted using the Renault R.S.18 car - its latest F1 model not limited by testing restrictions - and continue the development of the trio.
F2 race winner Lundgaard will ...

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