BEYOND THE GRID: Zhou Guanyu on making history at his home Grand Prix in China, a passion for fashion and much more


Zhou Guanyu's infatuation with Formula 1 began at China's first race in 2004 and, 20 years on, he will race in front of his home fans for the first time as an F1 driver.

Ahead of the 2024 Chinese Grand Prix, Zhou tells Tom Clarkson, on the latest episode of Beyond The Grid, what racing in Shanghai will look like through his eyes.

COLUMN: Zhou Guanyu on his home Grand Prix, being an inspiration to others and his eye on the future

From his helmet design and sold-out grandstand, to the reaction he's expecting on the first lap of the track, it is set to be a weekend to remember for the Kick Sauber racer.

He also delves into what it would mean to score his first points of the season in the city he was born in as well as what impact his success has had on motorsport culture in China.

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In his Beyond The Grid chat Zhou also reflects on his life in F1 so far, from his crash at Silverstone in 2022 to the documentary being made about his journey to F1.

And there's time to delve into his passion for fashion, uncertainty over his future in the sport with no seat confirmed for 2025 yet, and much more.

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To listen to this week’s episode of Beyond The Grid, simply hit go on the audio player above or click here to listen via your preferred podcasting platform.



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