THE BALL – The first Chinese driver in F1 could not have started better (Formula 1)

Zhou Guanyu, 22, has become the first Chinese driver to compete in the world’s top motorsport class, driving an Alfa Romeo. He will never forget March 20, 2022, at the Bahrain GP, ​​because he managed to fulfill two dreams: racing in F1 and scoring.

Ecstatic, Zhou Guanyu commented on his first world performance in F1, after starting in 15th place and finishing 10th, which allowed him to gain a point, taking advantage of the retirements of Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez (Red Bull).

“It’s a day I will never forget and I will make the most of it. My biggest dream was to race in Formula 1 and then score points. I managed to do both in the same day” , began by saying Zhou Guanuy, during a press conference.

The driver also wanted to highlight all the work of the Alfa Romeo team and his colleague Valtteri Bottas: “I am very happy and speechless, but I want to highlight the incredible work of everyone. He [Bottas] has a lot of experience and hides nothing. Five minutes before going on the track, I asked him about tire heating.

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