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Exclusive: Zhou Guanyu - from karting kid to China's driver

Simon Ormiston


As he prepares to become the first Chinese driver to race in his home grand prix, Sauber's Zhou Guanyu explains the impact of F1's return to the country. 

It is the first race in China since 2019. 

From his time in karting in China through to his first break into Formula 1, Zhou tells CGTN Europe how proud he is to be on the grid in Shanghai and even revealed whether he prefers to drive himself to work or let someone else have a turn at the wheel.

Filmed in 2023 as he announced an extension to his contract with the Swiss-based team, in this exclusive interview Zhou reveals what it means to him and his huge fan base in China.

Exclusive: Zhou Guanyu - from karting kid to China's driver

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