In an exhilarating display of skill and determination, Chinese driver Zhou Guanyu propelled the Alfa Romeo F1 Team KICK to a brilliant double-points finish at the Qatar Grand Prix. Guanyu, along with teammate Valtteri Bottas, secured the 9th and 8th positions respectively, marking a significant achievement for the team.

The result was a testament to the team’s cohesive performance, where drivers, pit crew, and the entire race team executed flawless strategies and impeccable pit stops, delivering a perfect race day. The points earned in Qatar, a total of six, catapulted Alfa Romeo F1 Team KICK to eighth place in the constructors’ championship, closing the gap on seventh place ahead.

Alessandro Alunni Bravi, Team Representative, expressed the team’s satisfaction, stating, “It’s a nice reward for all the work done by the team in Hinwil, our race team here, and Ferrari.” He emphasized the importance of continuous improvement and the team’s commitment to securing the seventh place in the championship.

Zhou Guanyu, driving the Alfa Romeo F1 Team KICK C43 (Chassis 01/Ferrari), showcased exceptional skills, navigating his way from the back of the grid to the top ten. He managed the tires masterfully, demonstrating remarkable strategic prowess. Speaking about the challenging race, Guanyu remarked, “It was an amazing race… We were quick on the hard tires, our pace on the final stint was fantastic, and this allowed us to keep up with our rivals.”

Guanyu’s relentless determination and ability to execute strategic moves were evident as he successfully defended his position and made crucial overtakes. Despite the intense conditions, he kept pushing and remained within track limits, securing a well-deserved ninth place.

Reflecting on his achievement, Guanyu said, “I’ve never been pushing so hard in such conditions, but this is an amazing reward for all of us after such a tough period. We never gave up when things were difficult, and today we put it together when it mattered.”

With this outstanding performance in Qatar, Zhou Guanyu and the Alfa Romeo F1 Team KICK have set the stage for future successes, showcasing their potential and determination to thrive in the competitive world of Formula 1. Racing enthusiasts can eagerly anticipate more thrilling moments as the team continues to shine on the global stage.


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