Alfa Romeo re-signed their driver Zhou Guanyu to keep him part of their driver lineup for the 2024 Formula One season. Guanyu was previously on an expiring contract.
The news means that Alfa Romeo will enter the 2024 campaign with the same pair of drivers in Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu.
The team announced the news ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix.
“I’m very happy to be continuing with the Alfa Romeo team. The work has been done in the past, and the chats between the team have been going well and transparent,” said Zhou after the news became official. “I’m just happy to be able to announce in Singapore. I’m really happy and excited for where the team is heading and to be taking more into this project in the future.”
Zhou Guanyu entered the F1 in 2020 as a test driver for Renault following encouraging performances in Formula 2. He then served in the same role with the Alpine in 2021 while finishing third in the Formula 2 Championship.
Guanyu made his Formula One debut in 2022 with Alfa Romeo, becoming the first Chinese driver to compete in F1. The 24-year-old finished his debut season as the 18th best driver. He is currently 16th after 15 races in 2023.