Chinese racer Guang Yu Zhou, a member of the Renault Sport academy, who took 6th place in the F2 individual classification last year, has a passionate dream of making his way to Formula 1, because this will increase the popularity of motorsport in his homeland.
In 2018, he was included in the Renault youth program, although before that he studied at the Ferrari Racing Academy, after which he played quite well in Formula 2. In 2019, Zhou was recognized as the rookie of the year, and in 2020 he opened an account of victories, at stage in Sochi by winning the Sunday sprint. Given the enormous potential of the Chinese car market, it can be expected that Guang Yu Zhou will make his Formula 1 debut in the coming years, since major car manufacturers may be interested in this.
“My main task this year is to get a super license from the FIA and prepare for Formula 1, in order to take the chance to move to the World Cup, if there is a vacancy,” Zhou quotes the AFP agency. – This is my dream, although I would not talk about the exact time when this can happen. But of all the Chinese drivers, I am the closest to Formula 1.
However, the last step is the most difficult to do, because in addition to the super license, you still need to get such an opportunity, a vacancy should appear. I remember that in 2019, when I was at the Chinese Grand Prix, everyone said that they hoped to see me in F1 in a couple of years. This inspired me. At home, they support me, everyone wants my dream to come true, and Chinese fans also dream about it.
Many people learn about this – not only those who are interested in sports, but people all over the country. This has already happened in China: when someone succeeds, the public’s interest immediately rises. I hope I can do it too. “
After the end of the 2020 season, Guan Yu Zhou took part in the youth tests in Abu Dhabi with Renault along with two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, and it was a very rewarding experience: “He gave me a lot of advice, the team too, and it was not only about piloting, but also about how to tune the car, how to properly use the battery power during a long race, how to get the car to be faster in qualification mode. “
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