Alfa Romeo driver Zhou Guanyu has turn out to be a world ambassador for Particular Olympics, he introduced on Friday.
The 24-year-old System One driver welcomed Particular Olympics Nice Britain athletes to the paddock at Silverstone final weekend forward of the British Grand Prix, the place he ultimately completed fifteenth.
“It is an enormous honour to turn out to be a International Ambassador for Particular Olympics,” Guanyu mentioned in a press release. “I’ve lately met with and watched a number of athletes from all over the world compete.
“To study extra about their ardour for his or her sport and see the friendship and heat that they present for his or her opponents of their Particular Olympics household, was inspiring.
“Everybody deserves the suitable to shine and to fulfil their potential and I am thrilled to turn out to be a part of such an important sporting and inclusion motion.”
Guanyu grew to become the primary driver from China to compete in F1 when he changed Antonio Giovinazzi to grew to become Valtteri Bottas’ Alfa Romeo teammate in 2022.
“We’re completely thrilled to welcome Zhou Guanyu as a International Ambassador, as he joins us in spreading consciousness concerning the profound affect sports activities can have in fostering real social inclusion,” Particular Olympics Worldwide CEO Mary Davis mentioned.
“We share his imaginative and prescient in serving to to create a world the place inclusivity is aware of no boundaries, pushed by the unifying spirit of sports activities.”
Particular Olympics is an organisation for kids and adults with mental disabilities. Whereas Particular Olympics occasions and competitions are organised every day, the Particular Olympics World Video games are held each two years, alternating between summer time and winter occasions.
Guanyu is sixteenth in