Formula 1 | Vasseur: The moment of decision is soon to come for Zhou


Vasseur: The moment of the decision (...)

Alfa Romeo team principal Frederic Vasseur is unconcerned with transfer speculation this year… presumably.

A few rumors have linked Mick Schumacher to Sauber for 2023 or 2024, to prepare for Audi’s arrival in F1, but there has been nothing concrete or serious to back up those assumptions.

The most likely scenario is that Alfa Romeo F1, for its last year of cooperation, continues with the promising Guanyu Zhou. Vasseur confirms that the decision concerning his pilot will be taken soon.

« It’s not a question of what he has to do until the decision; it’s that it’s a long process, you have to make sure that we have a good season with the team and that Zhou did a good job with her. »

« But as I said before, and as we decided before, we will make a decision by the end of September and we have to stay calm about it. We are not in the transfer market, » commented French.

« For a rookie it’s not just about pace, you have a lot to learn in F1 and a lot of different pressures than F2 and F3 before and he has to experience that world. And Zhou l did perfectly. »

« He also has a very good collaboration with the team, with everyone. He is very committed and he is doing a good job. The moment of decision has come soon. »

Note that the timing put forward by Vasseur is probably linked to marketing since it corresponds to the two Grands Prix in Asia, Singapore and Suzuka, which will act as home races for the Chinese before being able to race in Shanghai, normally back on the F1 calendar in 2023.



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