China’s Guanyu Zhou to be country’s first F1 driver after signing Alfa Romeo deal

The arrival at Alfa Romeo next season of Guanyu Zhou as China’s first Formula One driver is a massive boost for the team and for the sport in a key growth market, principal Frederic Vasseur said on Tuesday.The 22-year-old will partner experienced Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas, who is joining from Mercedes after five seasons alongside seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton, in an all-new line-up.Zhou takes the place of Ferrari-backed Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi, while Finnish veteran…


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