Zhou Guanyu
China
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Zhou Guanyu

1999-05-30 (age 23)
Team Alfa Romeo
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How F1’s sole rookie of 2022 proved his critics wrong Prime

How F1’s sole rookie of 2022 proved his critics wrong

The ‘pay driver’ tag left Zhou Guanyu facing depressing abuse. But China’s first F1 driver put it all behind him with a decent first season at Alfa Romeo that meant a contract extension was never in any doubt

Zhou wins Autosport’s Rookie of the Year Award
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Zhou wins Autosport’s Rookie of the Year Award

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Zhou Guanyu is the winner of Autosport’s 2022 Rookie of the Year Award.

Abu Dhabi GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Abu Dhabi GP at Yas Marina Circuit, which charts the position changes.

São Paulo GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 São Paulo GP at Autódromo José Carlos Pace, which charts the position changes.

Mexico City GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Mexico City GP at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, which charts the position changes.

United States GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 United States GP at Circuit of the Americas, which charts the position changes.

Japanese GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Japanese GP at Suzuka Circuit, which charts the position changes.

Singapore GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Singapore GP at Marina Bay Street Circuit, which charts the position changes.

Italian GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, which charts the position changes.

Dutch GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Dutch GP at Circuit Zandvoort, which charts the position changes.

Hungarian GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Hungarian GP at Hungaroring, which charts the position changes.

French GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 French GP at Circuit Paul Ricard, which charts the position changes.

Zhou doing "perfect job" as Alfa Romeo considers 2023 F1 driver line-up

Alfa Romeo says Zhou Guanyu has ticked all the boxes he needed to this year as the outfit ponders extending his Formula 1 contract.

Zhou: “Risky” tyre choice compromised Austrian race

Alfa Romeo's Zhou Guanyu says a “risky” choice to start the Formula 1 Austrian GP on the hard tyres compromised his race.

Austrian GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Austrian GP at Red Bull Ring, which charts the position changes.

Zhou: F1's halo saved me in British GP start crash

Zhou Guanyu has credited the halo with saving him from serious injury in his heavy crash at the start of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix and says he is fit for next weekend’s Austrian round.

Gallery: Zhou Guanyu's British F1 GP crash in photos

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Zhou Guanyu suffered no major injuries in a horrifying crash on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

British GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 British GP at Silverstone Circuit, which charts the position changes.

Canadian GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Canadian GP at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, which charts the position changes.

Azerbaijan GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Azerbaijan GP at Baku City Circuit, which charts the position changes.

Zhou not yet giving thought to next year’s F1 plans

Zhou Guanyu says he has “no plans yet towards the future” concerning the 2023 Formula 1 season, with his Alfa Romeo deal believed to be for one season.

Zhou explains Monaco F1 save that led to "new pants" radio call

Zhou Guanyu says his slide when trying to pass Yuki Tsunoda exiting the Monaco Formula 1 tunnel felt “pretty scary”, prompting his radio message asking for new pants.

Monaco GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Monaco GP at Circuit de Monaco, which charts the position changes.

The data that hints of an Alfa Romeo F1 surprise in Monaco

Alfa Romeo’s progress in Formula 1 this year has made it a Q3 regular – and occasional thorn in the side of Mercedes.

Spanish GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Spanish GP at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which charts the position changes.

Miami GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Miami GP at Miami International Autodrome, which charts the position changes.

Emilia Romagna GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Emilia Romagna GP at Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, which charts the position changes.

Australian GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Australian GP at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, which charts the position changes.

Zhou has ‘no answer’ for recurring F1 anti-stall problems

Zhou Guanyu has “no answer” for the recurring anti-stall problem that struck on the opening lap of his first two Formula 1 races in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabian GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Saudi Arabian GP at Jeddah Street Circuit, which charts the position changes.

Bahrain GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Bahrain GP at Bahrain International Circuit, which charts the position changes.

Alfa Romeo reveals new 2022 F1 C42 car livery

Alfa Romeo has revealed its new Formula 1 car livery for the 2022 season following the C42’s first extended on-track outing in testing earlier this week.

Zhou: "Open" Bottas best teammate for rookie F1 year

Alfa Romeo rookie Guanyu Zhou says there could be no better teammate to have for his rookie Formula 1 season than the "open" Valtteri Bottas.

Guanyu Zhou: The ‘underestimated’ 2022 rookie set to make F1 history Prime

Guanyu Zhou: The ‘underestimated’ 2022 rookie set to make F1 history

This year Guanyu Zhou will become Formula 1’s first full-time Chinese driver, a potential hero who could galvanise grand prix racing in the world’s most populous nation. Luke Smith examines how Zhou beat several other candidates to the Alfa Romeo seat.

The key opportunities Zhou gives Alfa Romeo

It took a while for the confirmation to come, but on Tuesday the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team finally announced that Guanyu Zhou will partner Valtteri Bottas next season.

Zhou emerges as favourite for 2022 Alfa Romeo F1 seat
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Zhou emerges as favourite for 2022 Alfa Romeo F1 seat

Formula 2 race winner Guanyu Zhou is favourite for the second Alfa Romeo Formula 1 seat next year, although team boss Fred Vasseur insists no decision has been taken.

Zhou to make F1 practice debut in Austria with Alpine

Guanyu Zhou will make his Formula 1 practice debut with Alpine this weekend, taking part in FP1 for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Zhou: Heading Alpine F2 battle "definitely a good feeling"

Guanyu Zhou says it was “a good feeling” to not only leave Bahrain as the Formula 2 Championship leader but head a fierce battle among the Alpine Academy drivers.

Zhou keeps Bahrain F2 pole but receives reprimand

Guanyu Zhou will keep his FIA Formula 2 Championship Bahrain pole position but has been handed a reprimand following the outcome of an FIA investigation.

Alpine outlines F1 roles for juniors Zhou and Lundgaard

Alpine has revealed two of its academy drivers Guanyu Zhou and Christian Lundgaard will have roles to play within the Formula 1 team this year.

Zhou is China's only F1 hope for 15 years - Alpine

Guanyu Zhou represents China’s only chance of having a Formula 1 driver in the next 15-20 years, according to Alpine academy director Mia Sharizman.

Renault juniors Lundgaard, Piastri, Zhou handed Bahrain tests

Renault has announced that junior drivers Christian Lundgaard, Oscar Piastri and Guanyu Zhou will all feature in an upcoming private Formula 1 test in Bahrain.

Virtuosi rues lost 1-2 finish after Zhou exit

The UNI-Virtuosi team has been left rueing the gearbox glitch that cost the squad a perfect 1-2 in the opening round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship at the Red Bull Ring.

Red Bull Ring F2: Renault protege Zhou takes dominant pole

Renault F1 protege Guanyu Zhou blitzed his way to pole position as the FIA Formula 2 Championship made its belated season start at the Red Bull Ring.

Is this the driver who could fill Renault's F1 void?

Once the 2020 Formula 2 season eventually gets started in Austria, one F1 junior will face the most important campaign of their career to date in a bid to land a seat in Formula 1, as Frankie Mao explains.

Zhou wins “emotional” Anthoine Hubert F2 rookie award

Renault Formula 1 junior Guanyu Zhou says winning the inaugural Anthoine Hubert Award for the Formula 2 rookie of the year was “emotional” and “incredible”.

Renault junior Zhou gets first runs in 2017 F1 car

Renault junior driver Guan Yu Zhou has completed multiple tests in the French team's 2017-spec Formula 1 car, Motorsport.com has learned.

Silverstone F2: Ghiotto outduels Latifi for win

Luca Ghiotto fended off Williams Formula 1 junior Nicholas Latifi, in a battle which involved the two making contact, to take victory in the Silverstone Formula 2 feature race.

Red Bull Ring F2: De Vries leads Hubert in qualifying

Nyck de Vries took his fourth pole position in Formula 2 at Austria, while Renault Formula 1 junior Anthoine Hubert made use of clever strategy to land second.

The F1 junior with a nation's hopes on his shoulders Prime

The F1 junior with a nation's hopes on his shoulders

Drawing a comparison between double Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso and rookie Formula 2 driver Guan Yu Zhou might seem bizarre at first, but the power of both to inspire a nation means they have more in common than you might think.

Former Ferrari junior Zhou gets Renault F1 role

Renault has signed former Ferrari Academy member Guan Yu Zhou as its Formula 1 test and development driver for 2019, adding to his Formula 2 programme with UNI-Virtuosi.

Zhou joins UNI-Virtuosi for 2019 F2 season

Ferrari Academy and European Formula 3 driver Guan Yu Zhou will compete for the new UNI-Virtuosi Formula 2 team in 2019.

Hockenheim F3: Zhou wins as clash postpones Schumacher coronation

Ferrari junior Guan Yu Zhou won the first race of the Formula 3 European Championship finale at Hockenheim, as Mick Schumacher’s coronation was put on hold by a first-lap collision.

Zandvoort F3: Aron wins again despite Ticktum clash

Ralf Aron’s perfect Saturday continued when he made it two wins out of two in the Formula 3 European Championship weekend at Zandvoort.

Pau F3: Ferrari junior Zhou takes first win in 2018 opener

Ferrari protege Guan Yu Zhou took a start-to-finish maiden Formula 3 win in the first race of the F3 European Championship season on the streets of Pau.

Zhou lands Techeetah development driver role

Ferrari Formula 1 academy member Guan Yu Zhou has joined the Techeetah Formula E team as a development driver.

Red Bull junior Ticktum quickest in final F3 test

McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Dan Ticktum emerged with the overall fastest time from the final two-day Formula 3 European Championship pre-season test at Misano.

Zhou sticks with Prema for third F3 season

Guan Yu Zhou has become the third member of the Ferrari Driver Academy to sign up with Prema Powerteam in European Formula 3 this year.

Spa F3: Norris overcomes grid penalty to win final race

McLaren-Honda protege Lando Norris took his second win of the Formula 3 European Championship round at Spa to slash the points gap of series leader Maximilian Gunther, who crashed out.

Norris loses third Spa pole after crash

Lando Norris has been stripped of his pole position for the final race of the Spa Formula 3 European Championship round after being found at fault for the first-lap collision that eliminated himself and Guan Yu Zhou.