Zhou Guanyu: Chinese language driver indicators new contract at Alfa Romeo to maintain him on Method 1 grid for 2023

Zhou Guanyu indicators new one-year take care of Alfa Romeo after impressing staff in rookie season; renewal means there at the moment are three seats out there on 2023 grid, at Alpine – who’re chasing AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly – Haas and Williams

Final Up to date: 27/09/22 10:15am

Zhou Guanyu says ‘its superb’ as he discusses his new contract with Alfa Romeo for the 2023 season

Zhou Guanyu has signed a brand new take care of Alfa Romeo to maintain him on the Method 1 grid for the 2023 season.

Zhou, the primary full-time Chinese language driver in F1 historical past, joined the game as a rookie this yr and has impressed Alfa Romeo alongside skilled race-winning team-mate Valtteri Bottas to earn a brand new contract.

His renewal closes one other door within the driver market, with now solely three seats – at Alpine, Haas and Williams – formally out there.

“I feel the staff may be very happy with all the pieces I used to be in a position to do and I am proud of the job I used to be ready to do that season,” Zhou instructed Sky Sports activities F1. “Wanting ahead to have many extra to come back collectively.”

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Zhou stated he’s solely on a one-year deal however hopes to enhance additional in 2023 to maintain his seat.

“We have now to see the place my efficiency is, it is slightly bit much like this yr,” he stated. “It is regular, but in addition a little bit of stress. I wish to have stress, you may’t take time without work to be relaxed.

“I am at all times attempting to push myself, and I feel like this yr and I can do the job, why not have extra [years] sooner or later.”

Zhou is 11-6 right down to Bottas, who joined from Mercedes after 5 years alongside Lewis Hamilton, within the qualifying head to heads, whereas he has scored six factors to his team-mate’s 46. However Bottas was at all times anticipated to be the staff chief given Zhou’s inexperience on the pinnacle of motorsport.

Watch back the dramatic race start which saw Max Verstappen, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel all collide on the first lap of the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix

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Watch again the dramatic race begin which noticed Max Verstappen, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel all collide on the primary lap of the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix

Watch again the dramatic race begin which noticed Max Verstappen, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel all collide on the primary lap of the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix

“He is been superb – he is top-of-the-line team-mates I’ve ever had,” stated Zhou of Bottas. “Having such an skilled and fast team-mate, one who’s very open, I’ve realized lots.

“He did assist me massively throughout this studying curve, and I am very fortunate to have him.”

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