During the press conference reserved for the Team Principals in Losail, Frederic Vasseur returned to Alfa Romeo’s choice to focus on Guanyu Zhou for the 2022 season, specifying how the press and professionals are underestimating the excellent work done by the Chinese driver in F2 .
According to the Team Principal del Biscione, Zhou is not only achieving many good results in the cadet category of Formula 1, but also showing a growth worthy of this “leap”, an aspect that obviously bodes well for the Italian-Swiss team for next year.
As for the contract, however, Vasseur preferred to remain vague on the subject, however specifying how the team expects to start a multi-year collaboration with the current talent of the Alpine Academy.
“The first criterion we used is definitely the performance that leads to the team”, stated the Alfa Romeo Team Principal. “The financial aspect subsequently played its part, but it is something very clear. We want to have good economic strength, but at the same time be able to count on a talented couple. Zhou is doing a great job in F2 and everyone is underestimating his level. We expect to have a long-term collaboration with him because we strongly believe in his potential ”.