Guanyu Zhou confirmed as F1’s first Chinese driver in Alfa Romeo deal

The 22-year old will replace Italian Antonio Giovinazzi at the team and will partner Valtteri Bottas, who is to leave Mercedes as Lewis Hamilton’s teammate at the end of this season. Zhou is the final driver to be confirmed for next season, completing the 2022 grid. “To be the first ever Chinese driver in Formula One is a breakthrough for Chinese motor sport history. In 2019 he was taken on as part of the Renault (now Alpine) academy and has been the Alpine test driver since 2020. He will bring considerable financial backing to Alfa Romeo with his commercial Chinese sponsors. He will take part in the F1 rookie test at Abu Dhabi after the end of this season.

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