Know everything you need to know about the parents of Guanyu Zhou, the newly signed Alfa Romeo’s F1 star

Alfa Romeo F1 team announced the signing of Guanyu Zhou for the 2022 Formula One season which marked the entry of the Chinese. The Chinese star took the place of Antonio Giovinazzi. A lot has been said until now about his family background and upbringing in an extremely rich family. So, to clear the air out we will focus on the parents of Zhou.

Guanyu Zhou
Guanyu Zhou (F1)

Who are the parents of Zhou Guanyu?

The 23-year-old is yet to reveal anything about his parents. The details of his family background and the names of his parents have been kept a secret by Zhou himself. However, as per reports, it is revealed that his mother and father both belong to China. Zhou was born in Shanghai, China and it is assumed that his parents belong to the same region.

Other than this, there is no information available regarding his siblings, if any and other members of the family. It is interesting to see that despite being quite popular himself, the identity of Zhou’s parents has not surfaced on the internet yet.

What is the net worth of Zhou Guanyu’s parents?

As per reports, the parents of the Chinese racing driver are extremely wealthy. It is rumoured that they own a car business, however, further details on the same are not available as of now. It is worth noting that Zhou moved to the UK at the of 12 to pursue his dream of becoming a race car driver, it wouldn’t have been possible if his parents were not well off.

While most of the Formula One drivers come from rich backgrounds, not everyone is fortunate enough to move to a different country at such a young age. The Chinese star is appreciated by many as he could have taken the easy way out and entered the family business, however, he chose to follow his passion.

More about Zhou Guanyu and his racing career

Zhou started his racing career at the age of eight when he first stepped foot into karting. Just four years later, it was clear that he wanted to pursue it as a profession. The young Chinese star moved to the UK to further work on his dream.

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Guanyu Zhou during his Ferrari academy days (Formula Scout)

In 2015 he joined Prema Powerteam for the 2015 Italian F4 championship. It proved to be the beginning of a great junior career. Just a year later Zhou joined the team Motopark for the 2016 Formula 3 European championship. Three years later he made his F2 debut and is currently placed at the number two spot in the F2 driver’s championship with two races to go.

In the process, Zhou became a part of the Ferrari Driver Academy. He joined the Renault F1 team as their test driver in 2020. As their name changed to Alpine F1, the Chinese star stayed with them for the 2021 season as well.

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Zhou Guanyu made his F1 debut in 2022 (Twitter)

On November 16th, Zhou became the first Chinese driver to officially make it to Formula One. Alfa Romeo announced that he will be joining Valtteri Bottas for the 2022 season. The first season proved to be a decent one for the Chinese. He achieved his best finish of P8 in Montreal.

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