Zhou Guanyu and Roberto Carlos met in Brazil after the former finished his race at the Brazilian GP

Alfa Romeo’s Guanyu Zhou met the Brazilian football legend in Sao Paulo after the Brazilian GP on Sunday. The Chinese driver was understandably elated after meeting the former World Cup winner. Zhou gifted his Alfa Romeo No.24 F1 jersey to Carlos as a token of appreciation.

Zhou himself took to Twitter to share a picture with Carlos. “The legend himself, @Oficial_RC3”, he wrote. Earlier, Zhou had a decent outing at the Interlagos Circuit, finishing in a commendable 12th spot. Soon after the race was completed, Zhou was quick to meet Carlos in the paddock. The Chinese star has admitted that Roberto Carlos is one of his sporting idols since childhood.

Zhou Guanyu seems to be in a great frame of mind after recently renewing his deal with Alfa Romeo. He will stay with the Alfa Romeo team till the end of 2023 – his second season with the team. The Chinese driver has had a solid debut season, contributing six points of the 52 the team has collected to put them sixth in the constructors’ championship with two races remaining. Zhou is the first full-time F1 driver from China and shares a strong relationship with team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

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Fans react to Zhou Guanyu meeting Roberto Carlos

Fans were clearly delighted to see Zhou share the frame with the former Brazil and Real Madrid star. Let us take a look at some of the reactions on Twitter.

“lovely to have you in Brazil zhou, best luck next weekend”, wrote a fan.

“Two legends together! We love you #teamZHOU”, wrote another Zhou fan.

“Hugs from Brazil”, read another sweet message from a fan.

“Hey great race Zhou!”, read a tweet.

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Another delighted fan wrote: “I love this so much omggg.”

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