From the coming season, Alfa Romeo will line up with a new pair of drivers. Kimi Raikkonen, who is ending his career, will be replaced by Valtteri Bottas from Mercedes. In 2012, Ma Qinghua, a Chinese, took part in a Formula 1 weekend for the first time. However, he never had the pleasure of competing in a race in the premier class of motorsport. In an initial statement, Zhou looks forward to the new role with full anticipation: “From an early age I dreamed of advancing as much as possible in a sport that I play with passion, and now this dream has come true.”
Zhou’s signing could go for Alfa Romeo also be a good move because the London-based Asian brings a fair amount of sponsorship money with him. It is rumored that 25 million francs (23.74 million euros) will be added to the team budget. Money that Alfa Romeo in view of the upcoming rule revolution in 2022. Zhou could also be a direct hit for Formula 1 owners, because the potential of the Chinese market is enormous.