Guanyu Zhou stats & info

Guanyu Zhou info & statistics
NameZhou Guanyu
CountryChina China
Place of BirthShanghai
Date of BirthMay 30th 1999 - 23 years old
Season Entries1 (Rookie)
First Race2022 Bahrain F1 GP
Last Race2022 Singapore F1 GP
Best Qualifying9th - (2 times)
Best Result8th - 2022 Canadian F1 GP
Guanyu Zhou drives car number 24 for Alfa Romeo Racing

Zhou Guanyu F1 Stats

Race Starts17
Race Wins0
Pole Positions0
Fastest Laps0
Points Finishes3 (17,6%)
Retirements6 (35,3%)
Total Points6
Total Laps778



Guanyu Zhou Biography

'Sceptical' Marko admits Halo saved Zhou's life last Sunday

Guanyu Zhou testing the Alfa Romeo on the first day of testing in Bahrain

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.

'Sceptical' Marko admits Halo saved Zhou's life last Sunday

BAKU CITY CIRCUIT, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 10: Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42. (Photo by Carl Bingham / LAT Images)

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.

Alfa Romeo team physio says Zhou fit to race this week in Austria

Photo Florent Gooden / DPPI

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.



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Guanyu Zhou F1 Seasons Summary

YearTeamEngineGP1st2nd3rdPodPoleLapsFLAvg PtsPoints
2022 Switzerland Alfa Romeo Ferrari170000077800.356



Guanyu Zhou F1 GP Race Classifications

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Guanyu Zhou F1 GP Race Results

1720222022 Singapore F1 GP24Alfa RomeoFerrari14DNFCollision0
1620222022 Italian F1 GP24Alfa RomeoFerrari9101
1520222022 Dutch F1 GP24Alfa RomeoFerrari14160
1420222022 Belgian F1 GP24Alfa RomeoFerrari18140
1320222022 Hungarian F1 GP24Alfa RomeoFerrari12130
1220222022 French F1 GP24Alfa RomeoFerrari16DNFCollision damage0
1120222022 Austrian F1 GP24Alfa RomeoFerrari13140
1020222022 British F1 GP24Alfa RomeoFerrari9DNFCollision0
920222022 Canadian F1 GP24Alfa RomeoFerrari1084
820222022 Azerbaijan F1 GP24Alfa RomeoFerrari14DNFTechnical0
720222022 Monaco F1 GP24Alfa RomeoFerrari20160
620222022 Spanish F1 GP24Alfa RomeoFerrari15DNFEngine0
520222022 Miami F1 GP24Alfa RomeoFerrari15DNFTechnical0
420222022 Emilia Romagna F1 GP24Alfa RomeoFerrari20150
320222022 Australian F1 GP24Alfa RomeoFerrari14110
220222022 Saudi Arabian F1 GP24Alfa RomeoFerrari12110
120222022 Bahrain F1 GP24Alfa RomeoFerrari15101



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Guanyu Zhou Teammate Comparison

YearTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPosQuali
2022Alfa RomeoValtteri Bottas856460000512710


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