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2025 AUSTRALIA ETG Licensee POS Standard RGB 13-16 March


Zhou Guanyu

  • Team Sauber
  • Nation China
  • Date of birth 30/05/1999
  • Place of birth Shanghai, China
  • Debut Bahrain, 2022 (Alfa Romeo)
Made your mind up yet on Zhou Guanyu? You’d be one of the few; the first Chinese driver in F1® history has had, numerically at least, the same season twice – six points and 18th place in the standings as a rookie in 2022, and a repeat of those same stats 12 months later.
Zhou Guanyu
Australian Grand Prix Stats
Races: 2
Best Qualifying 14th (2022)
Best Race Result: 9th (2023)
Podiums: 0
Points Finishes: 1

Has Zhou stalled out, or is he treading water? Gauging his progress against Valtteri Bottas – a muted version of the race-winning Finn from his Mercedes days – has been tricky in a team that seems to be biding its time before becoming Audi’s fully-fledged entry in 2026.

Zhou was closer to Bottas last year than the year prior, but only rarely caught the eye – he scored just once in the final 15 rounds, and squandered his one decent starting slot when he qualified fifth in Hungary and was 16th after one lap. His report card so far? Incomplete.