Zhou Guanyu will stay with Sauber’s F1 crew, at the moment known as Alfa Romeo, in 2024, the crew confirmed Thursday forward of the Singapore Grand Prix.
Zhou, who grew to become China’s first F1 driver when he joined in 2022, will companion Valtteri Bottas for a 3rd straight season.
Alfa Romeo’s selection had been between Zhou and its junior driver Théo Pourchaire, who’s at the moment main the Components 2 championship.
The crew has stored Zhou in a race function and retained Pourchaire’s in his present function.
Sauber’s title partnership with Alfa is ready to finish subsequent season, which means the Sauber outfit will compete underneath a distinct identify. The Swiss crew is ready to grow to be Audi in 2026.
Zhou’s deal means there are actually simply three seats on the 2024 grid but to be confirmed.
AlphaTauri is but to substantiate whether or not Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda will proceed collectively for subsequent 12 months, or whether or not Liam Lawson has completed sufficient to earn a full-time alternative, whereas American rookie Logan Sargeant is but to safe a contract extension at Williams.
Lawson has acquitted himself nicely within the two races he is stood in for Ricciardo because the Australian broke a bone in his hand in a observe crash earlier than the Dutch Grand Prix.
Sources have advised ESPN Ricciardo is assured of a full season with AlphaTauri, however Lawson’s unlikely alternative has difficult issues for Purple Bull’s administration.
As for Sargeant, one other deal appeared like a formality just a few months in the past, however the Floridian’s poor type and run of crashes has prompted Williams to contemplate different choices for subsequent season, sources have advised ESPN.