Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN will continue its journey with Zhou Guanyu as the team extends its relationship with the Chinese driver for the 2023 season. During the course of a..
Guanyu Zhou stats & info
|Place of Birth||Shanghai|
|Date of Birth||May 30th 1999 - 23 years old|
|Season Entries||1 (Rookie)|
|First Race||2022 Bahrain F1 GP|
|Last Race||2022 Singapore F1 GP|
|Best Qualifying||9th - (2 times)|
|Best Result||8th - 2022 Canadian F1 GP|
Zhou Guanyu F1 Stats
|Points Finishes||3 (17,6%)|
Guanyu Zhou Biography
Shanghai-born Zhou began karting at the age of eight and, aged 12, having exhausted the national competition, left China for Sheffield, UK, to compete for Strawberry Racing, where he won both the Super 1 National Rotax Max Junior Championship and Rotax Max Euro Challenge.
Mid-2014, aged 15, Zhou joined the Ferrari Driver Academy after being spotted by the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 Team. In 2015, Zhou relocated to Italy to race for Prema Powerteam, contesting the Italian Formula 4 Championship and finishing his first season as Vice-Champion and Best Rookie.
A move to Team Motopark in 2016 to compete in the FIA Formula European Formula 3 Championship marked the start of a three year stint in the series, which saw him make his return to Prema in 2017, where he stayed for a further season.
At the end of 2018 Zhou left the Ferrari Driver Academy and was awarded the role of Development Driver for the Renault Formula One Team as part of their Renault Sport Academy driver program, now the Alpine Academy.
2019 saw Zhou make his FIA Formula 2 Championship debut and a welcome return to the UK with British team, UNI-Virtuosi Racing, where he finished 7th in his first season, taking the Anthoine Hubert Award for the Highest-Finishing Rookie.
Having shown his dedication, commitment and talent, in 2020 he was promoted to official Test Driver for Alpine F1 Team. No stranger to breaking the mold, Zhou’s role as a Test Driver makes him the first driver from China to occupy a Formula 1 role within a manufacturer team.
Currently leading the FIA Formula 2 Championship for UNI-Virtuosi Racing, 22-year-old Zhou will make his Formula 1 race weekend debut at the Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix on Friday 2nd July for Alpine, taking to the wheel of Fernando Alonso’s A521 for the first Free Practice session.
On 16 November 2021, Alfa Romeo announced Zhou would be making his Formula 1 debut in 2022 as Valtteri Bottas' teammate and Antonio Giovinazzi's replacement.
Debut F1 season with points in the first race
In his first F1 race, Zhou started 15th and finished the race in 10th place, scoring a point in his debut race with Alfa Romeo.
Then, Zhou finished 11th in consecutive races, in Saudi Arabia and Australia with adequate performances.
In the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Zho qualified six-tenths ahead of his experienced teammate (and great driver on Saturdays) Valtteri Bottas.
Then, he repeated the feat in the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix (he went through Q3 and Bottas didn't, and the difference between the two in Q2 was six-tenths). He went on to finish the race in eighth place, the best result of his F1 career so far.
On 3 July 2022, Zhou suffered a heavy crash at the start of the 2022 British Grand Prix in which his Alfa Romeo car flipped over, and the roll bar failed. The crash looked terrifying, but fortunately, Zhou was fine and was able to race seven days later at the 2022 Austrian GP.
Guanyu Zhou Helmets
Guanyu Zhou F1 Cars
Guanyu Zhou Final Championship Results
Guanyu Zhou F1 Seasons Summary
Guanyu Zhou F1 GP Race Classifications
Guanyu Zhou F1 GP Race Results
|17||2022||2022 Singapore F1 GP||24||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari||14||DNF||Collision||0|
|16||2022||2022 Italian F1 GP||24||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari||9||10||1|
|15||2022||2022 Dutch F1 GP||24||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari||14||16||0|
|14||2022||2022 Belgian F1 GP||24||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari||18||14||0|
|13||2022||2022 Hungarian F1 GP||24||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari||12||13||0|
|12||2022||2022 French F1 GP||24||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari||16||DNF||Collision damage||0|
|11||2022||2022 Austrian F1 GP||24||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari||13||14||0|
|10||2022||2022 British F1 GP||24||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari||9||DNF||Collision||0|
|9||2022||2022 Canadian F1 GP||24||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari||10||8||4|
|8||2022||2022 Azerbaijan F1 GP||24||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari||14||DNF||Technical||0|
|7||2022||2022 Monaco F1 GP||24||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari||20||16||0|
|6||2022||2022 Spanish F1 GP||24||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari||15||DNF||Engine||0|
|5||2022||2022 Miami F1 GP||24||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari||15||DNF||Technical||0|
|4||2022||2022 Emilia Romagna F1 GP||24||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari||20||15||0|
|3||2022||2022 Australian F1 GP||24||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari||14||11||0|
|2||2022||2022 Saudi Arabian F1 GP||24||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari||12||11||0|
|1||2022||2022 Bahrain F1 GP||24||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari||15||10||1|
Guanyu Zhou F1 Podium Finishes
Guanyu Zhou F1 Pole Positions
Guanyu Zhou Teammate Comparison
|Year||Team||Team Mate||Best Pos||Points||Wins||Poles||Pos||Quali|
|2022||Alfa Romeo||Valtteri Bottas||8||5||6||46||0||0||0||0||5||12||7||10|
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