Guanyu Zhou will become the first driver from mainland China to become a fulltime Formula 1 driver following his move from Formula 2 outfit UNI-Virtuosi Racing where he raced from 2019 to 2021. Guanyu Zhou move to F1 was after his, career best, P3 finish in the 2021 F2 championship behind champion O. Piastri and R. Shwartzman.
Guanyu Zhou secured his seat in F1 before the other 2 as Alpha Romeo signed the racer for their upcoming 2022 season instead of the outgoing Antonio Giovinazzi. Guanyu Zhou will partner with Valtteri Bottas who joined the Ferrari sister team following his 5 year long spell at Mercedes. Guanyu Zhou entry to F1 is alleged to have due to the £20million worth Chinese backing he will bring to Alfa Romeo.
Everything we know about Guanyu Zhou’s relationship status and Family
Like many drivers outside of Europe, Guanyu Zhou left China to come to Europe where he has the best opportunity to achieve F1 success. Information’s publicly available about the personal life of Guanyu Zhou are very limited as the driver prefers to have a low-key life and is successful till now.
Guanyu Zhou has yet to introduce his girlfriend or love interest to the public or his followers. Guanyu Zhou could be focusing on his career and growth and is not willing to dedicate time for Romantic relationships or the 22-year-old is successful at keeping his love life personal away from the limelight and paparazzies.
Guanyu Zhou’s is reported to be born to native Chinese parents who are in Car dealership and Manufacturing business and are speculated to be wealthy. Guanyu Zhou himself has not spoken anything about his parents’ business or their whereabouts even after achieving F1 stardom.
Guanyu Zhou has a lot to prove in his rookie season with Alpha Romeo as he is under pressure to perform at level justifying, he is not just a “pay driver” as alleged by some section of F1 and has earned his call to F1 based on his abilities and performances. Having the Veteran Valtteri Bottas as his partner is a good learning experience at the same time a constraint as his performances will be evaluated based on how he performed compared to Bottas in 2022.