Zhou Guanyu

Zhou Guanyu is a Chinese racing driver who drives for the Sauber/ Stake F1 team in the 2024 Formula 1 World Championship.
Date of Birth:30 May 1999
Birthplace:Shanghai, China
Height:1.75 m (5′ 9″)
First F1 Race:2022 Bahrain Grand Prix
First F1 Win:-
2024 F1 Team:Sauber/ Stake F1 Tean
F1 Championships:0
F1 Wins:0
Like every Formula 1 driver, Zhou Guanyu started his career in karting. When he was eight years old, he moved to Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, and started competing in various series.
In 2013, the Chinese driver won the Super 1 National Rotax Max Junior Championship as well as the Rotax Max Euro Challenge racing for a local Strawberry Racing team. Zhou also finished 2nd in the Rotax Max Senior Euro Challenge in his final year of karting.
In 2015, Zhou Guanyu joined the Prema Powerteam to compete in the 2015 Italian F4 Championship. Winning multiple races and consistently finishing on the podium, Zhou ended the championship in second place.
For seasons 2016, 2017, and 2018, Zhou Guanyu moved up to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Despite winning multiple races and showing great race pace in the three seasons, Zhou finished 13th, 8th, and 8th again in the driver’s championship.
In 2019, the Chinese racer moved up to F2 for the next three seasons. Showing great talent, great driving skills, and season-to-season improvements, Zhou finished the 2019 season seventh, 2020 sixth, and finally 2021 in third place.
It was the combination of talent, always improving driving skills and perseverance that got Zhou Guanyu his seat at the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 race alongside older and more experienced Valtteri Bottas for the season 2022.
In that season, Zhou’s best performances in Alfa Romeo’s midfield car were finishing tenth at both the Bahrain Grand Prix as well as the Italian Grand Prix, and his best result of the season finishing eighth during the Canadian Grand Prix.
Being satisfied with the performances of the teammate duo - Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo announced they would extend both drivers’ contracts until the end of the 2024 season.
After the end of the 2023 season, Alfa Romeo ended its collaboration with Sauber, and the team that Zhou currently races for was rebranded to the Stake F1 team.