First Chinese F1 race driver Zhou replaces Giovinazzi at Alfa Romeo

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Alfa Romeo became the final Formula One team to confirm their line-up for the next season on Tuesday by revealing Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou will partner newcomer Valtteri Bottas in 2022. Signing the 22-year-old Formula 2 driver means there is no race seat for Antonio Giovinazzi, who had hoped to retain his spot for the next campaign. Alfa Romeo’s other current driver, the former F1 world champion Kimi Raikkonen, is retiring at the end of the year. Zhou will become the first Chinese driver to compete in an F1 race, 10 years after compatriot Ma Qinghua took part in race weekends without enterin…

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