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Alfa Romeo Racing Team Picks First Formula 1 Driver From China

  • Guanyu Zhou to race for the Italian sponsored team from 2022
  • Shanghai Grand Prix planned to resume in 2023 after pandemic
Guanyu Zhou

Guanyu Zhou

Photographer: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen has chosen Guanyu Zhou to join its team, making him the first Chinese national to become a full-time Formula 1 driver. 

The 22-year-old will start next year joining teammate Valtteri Bottas. He’ll make is debut at next season’s opening race in Bahrain, Alfa Romeo Racing said Tuesday.