In a session where all Asian drivers outperformed their teammates, Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake showcased their car upgrades in the United States Grand Prix qualifying session. Chinese driver Zhou Guanyu led the charge, securing the 12th position, closely followed by his teammate Valtteri Bottas in 13th place.

Zhou Guanyu expressed his optimism, stating, “I believe, looking at today’s results, that we can definitely be in the mix for points on Sunday.” His teammate, Valtteri Bottas, echoed the sentiment, saying, “Today’s result wasn’t bad, and I think it’s promising to be this close to the top ten: with a decent start, we’ll be able to build something on it and fight for points in Sunday’s race.”

Team Representative Alessandro Alunni Bravi praised the team’s efforts, emphasizing their rapid progress despite limited practice time. “Today has been a positive qualifying session for us, even going beyond our initial performance expectations on this track. This is proof that the latest upgrade we have brought this weekend is working, and has allowed us to make a further step forward.”

The strong showing of all Asian drivers in the session highlights the growing influence and talent of Asian motorsport on the global stage. As the team prepares for the Sprint event and Sunday’s main race, their determination reflects the spirit of Asian Motorsport, celebrating the achievements of Asian drivers in Formula 1.

Qualifying Results:

  1. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) – 1:34.723
  2. Lando Norris (McLaren Mercedes) – 1:34.853
  3. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – 1:34.862
  4. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) – 1:34.945
  5. George Russell (Mercedes) – 1:35.079
  6. Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing Honda) – 1:35.081
  7. Pierre Gasly (Alpine Renault) – 1:35.089
  8. Esteban Ocon (Alpine Renault) – 1:35.154
  9. Sergio Perez (Red Bull Racing Honda) – 1:35.173
  10. Oscar Piastri (McLaren Mercedes) – 1:35.467
  11. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri Honda) – 1:35.697
  12. Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo Ferrari) – 1:35.698
  13. Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo Ferrari) – 1:35.858
  14. Kevin Magnussen (Haas Ferrari) – 1:35.880
  15. Daniel Ricciardo (AlphaTauri Honda) – 1:35.974
  16. Nico Hulkenberg (Haas Ferrari) – 1:36.235
  17. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes) – 1:36.268
  18. Alexander Albon (Williams Mercedes) – 1:36.315
  19. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes) – 1:36.589
  20. Logan Sargeant (Williams Mercedes) – 1:36.827


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