Team / UNI-Virtuosi Racing
From Shanghai to Sheffield, and from Ferrari to Renault, there have already been many twists and turns in the fledging career of Guanyu Zhou, who is quickly forging a name for himself, as a young racer from a country with a rapidly growing passion for motorsport.
The Renault junior was gripped by F1 at an early age, after attending his country’s first ever Grand Prix in Shanghai. 15 years on and he was driving there, performing a test run for Renault at his home event.
China is yet to have its own F1 star, but Zhou is hoping to buck the trend and going by his career so far, he is well placed to do so, having finished 2019 as F2’s leading rookie.
Possessing lightning pace around one-lap, Zhou is yet to translate his exciting speed into a race win, but five podiums and pole position at Silverstone has handed him a solid grounding on which to build from.