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Guanyu Zhou (周 冠宇 in Chinese; born 30 May 1999 in Shanghai, China) is currently racing for Alfa Romeo, with teammate Valtteri Bottas.

In 2014, he joined the Ferrari Driver Academy. In 2019, he switched to the Renault Sport Academy and served as a development driver for the Renault F1 team until 2020. In 2021, he competed as a Formula Two driver for UNI-Virtuosi Racing and was concurrently a test driver for the Renault-rebranded Alpine F1 Team.

Zhou made his debut with Alfa Romeo in the 2022, making him the first Chinese driver to race in Formula One.[1] Zhou's Formula One debut was not without controversy, as several users on social media called him a "pay driver".[2] He also suffered racist abuse, which was condemned by the users of r/formula1, a subreddit dedicated to Formula One content.[citation needed]


Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team Pts WDC Pos. Report
Youth Career
2014 - 2018 Ferrari Driver Academy
2019 - 2020 Renault Sport Academy
2021 Alpine Academy
Senior Career
2020 France Renault DP World F1 Team Renault Test Driver
2021 France Alpine F1 Team Alpine Test Driver
2022 Switzerland Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1 18th Report

Career Statistics[]

Correct as of the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix

Entries 6
Starts 6
Pole Positions 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest Laps 0
Points 1
Laps Raced 261
Distance Raced 1391 km (864 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Pts Pos
2021 Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Styria.png Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg 2021 Dutch Grand Prix Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Qatar.svg Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 0
TD
[3]
2022 Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 1 18th
10th 11th 11th 15th Ret Ret C
Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
18th Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
4thP Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols

References[]

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. Motorsport.com: Alfa Romeo confirms Guanyu Zhou as first Chinese F1 driver, https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/alfa-romeo-confirms-zhou-as-first-chinese-f1-driver/6787419/, accessed on 16 Nov 2021
  2. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/zhou-point-on-f1-debut-the-best-answer-to-pay-driver-critics/9217238/amp/
  3. Race stopped after 2/44 Laps. Half points awarded
V T E China Guanyu Zhou
Seasons
2022
Season Reports
2022
Teams
Alpine (2022)
Teammates
Valtteri Bottas (2022)
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Ruth Buscombe · Carlo Chiti · Robert Choulet · Gioacchino Colombo · Gérard Ducarouge · Gérard Ducarouge · Eric Gandelin · Timothy Guerin · Axel Kruse · Simone Resta · Julien Simon-Chautemps · Beat Zehnder
Drivers
77. Finland Valtteri Bottas · 24. China Guanyu Zhou
Former Drivers
Italy Luigi Fagioli · United Kingdom Reg Parnell · Italy Felice Bonetto · South Africa Peter de Klerk · Italy Bruno Giacomelli · Italy Vittorio Brambilla · France Patrick Depailler · Italy Andrea de Cesaris · United States Mario Andretti · Italy Mauro Baldi · Italy Riccardo Patrese · United States Eddie Cheever · Finland Kimi Räikkönen · Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
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Italy Alfa Romeo Cars (1950–1951, 1963, 1965, 1979–1985)
158 · 8C-308 · 159 · Special · 177 · 179/179B/179C/179D · 182 · 183T · 184T/184TB · 185T
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Full results
V T E Teams and Drivers
2020 Teams and Drivers
Teams Alfa RomeoAlphaTauriFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRacing PointRed BullRenaultWilliams
Engines FerrariHondaMercedesRenault
Drivers 3 Ricciardo • 4 Norris • 5 Vettel • 6 Latifi • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 23 Albon • 26 Kvyat • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas • 99 Giovinazzi
Other Drivers AitkenBuemiCalderónCâmaraDelétrazFittipaldiHülkenbergIlottKubicaKvyatNissanySchumacherSirotkinTsunodaVandoorneVipsZhou
2021 Teams and Drivers
Teams Alfa RomeoAlphaTauriAlpineAston MartinFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRed BullWilliams
Engines FerrariHondaMercedesRenault
Drivers 3 Ricciardo • 4 Norris • 5 Vettel • 6 Latifi • 7 Räikkönen • 9 Mazepin • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 22 Tsunoda • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 47 Schumacher • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas • 99 Giovinazzi
Other Drivers AitkenAlbonCalderónFittipaldiHülkenbergIlottKubicaKvyatNissanydi RestaVandoorneVipsde VriesZhou
2022 Teams and Drivers
Teams Alfa RomeoAlphaTauriAlpineAston MartinFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRed BullWilliams
Engines FerrariMercedesRBPTRenault
Drivers 1 Verstappen • 3 Ricciardo • 4 Norris • 5 Vettel • 6 Latifi • 9 Mazepin • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 22 Tsunoda • 23 Albon • 24 Zhou • 31 Ocon • 44 Hamilton • 47 Schumacher • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas
Other Drivers AitkenBuemiFittipaldiGiovinazziHülkenbergKubicaLawsonNissanyPiastridi RestaSchumacherVandoorneVipsde Vries
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