Alfa Romeo to keep Zhou and Valtteri Bottas: ‘It was the right decision’ –

F1 News: Valtteri Bottas believes teammate Guanyu Zhou deserves a contract extension from Alfa Romeo after seeing the rookie’s achievements throughout F1 2022.

Guanyu Zhou can now breathe a sigh of relief as his future in the premier class in 2023 is assured. Alfa Romeo restored his confidence by granting him a new contract on Tuesday (27/9).

The Valtteri Bottas tandem welcomed the decision. He said the team made the right decision.

Bottas believes Zhou will show a better performance next season. The young Chinese would have everything to survive in F1.

“A very worthwhile contract extension for Zhou Guanyu. Great to be able to continue working together at Alfa Romeo in 2023,” Bottas tweeted on his personal Twitter account.

The news that Alfa Romeo will maintain Guanyu Zhou itself appeared a few weeks ago. The public was therefore not too surprised when it learned that the Swiss manufacturer had decided to entrust him with a new contract.

They said they were happy with Zhou’s performance throughout the 2022 season. His relationship with Bottas and the crew was also very good, so there was no reason to bring in other drivers.

In the 16 series he played, the 23-year-old scored three points, namely at Bahrain GP, ​​Canadian GP and Italian GP. It is very satisfying for a beginner.

Meanwhile in the driver standings, Zhou is ranked 17th, 40 points behind Valtteri Bottas, who is perched in P10. But he was ahead of drivers who had longer F1 careers like Lance Stroll, Alex Albon and Nicholas Latifi.

Tags: Alfa Romeo, F1 2022, Valtteri Bottas, Guanyu Zhou

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