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China’s first F1 driver is born!Zhou Guanyu joins Alfa Romeo team for the 2022 new season

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  Original title: China’s first F1 driver is born!Zhou Guanyu joins Alfa Romeo team for the 2022 new season

China’s first Formula One (F1) racer is born!

The Alfa Romeo team officially announced on the 16th that Chinese driver Zhou Guanyu will officially join the team and will compete in the 2022 Formula One (F1) Championship as a full racer. Zhou Guanyu became the first official F1 driver in China, and he will complete his debut in Bahrain, the F1 opener next season.

Zhou Guanyu said in an interview: “I have dreamed of climbing as high as possible in a sport I love since I was a child, and now my dream has come true. For me, joining the Alfa Romeo team and starting my F1 career is one thing. It’s a great honor. I think I’m ready to meet the huge challenge of Formula One and fight alongside a world-class driver like Bottas.”

“As the first official F1 driver in China, I am very excited and proud. This is a breakthrough for Chinese racing. I know that many people have high hopes for me. I will continue to use this as motivation and work harder to make myself better. , And strive to get more results.” Zhou Guanyu said.

Zhou Guanyu, 22, was born in Shanghai and has shown his talent as a racer since he was a child, winning the National Karting Championship many times. In 2015, he won the second runner-up of the Italian F4 Drivers of the Year (the rookie category of the year), and then he has repeatedly stood on the podium in the F3 Championship and F2 Championship. In March of this year, Zhou Guanyu won the F2 Championship in Bahrain. This was his first F2 championship.

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Yang Yibin, general manager of Shanghai Jiushi Sports Industry Development (Group) Co., Ltd., said to reporters: “Congratulations to Zhou Guanyu for becoming the F1 driver of the Alfa Romeo team in the 2022 season and the first official F1 driver in China. The birth of this local’superstar’ must be Will focus more people’s attention, which undoubtedly played a very positive role in the development of motor sports. On the one hand, we will continue to make efforts to help Zhou Guanyu’s future development and expand its influence, and on the other hand, we will also contribute to F1. The Chinese Grand Prix will return as soon as possible to make preparations.”

After joining the Alfa Romeo team, Zhou Guanyu will partner with world famous Bottas for the new season. (Reporters Zhu Hong and Xu Dongyuan)

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