F1 FANTASY: Take on Zhou in the Shanghai Showdown

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How would it feel to compete against a real-life Formula 1 driver? Well, F1 Fantasy is giving players the chance to do just that in this weekend’s ‘Shanghai Showdown' mini-league.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Chinese Grand Prix, hometown hero Zhou Guanyu is creating his own F1 Fantasy team and giving players the chance to take him on in a first-of-its-kind league.

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Not only is the one-race league a fantastic opportunity for players to battle an F1 driver, there are special prizes on offer – as well as bragging rights, naturally.

The league is open for entries now, with the top three finishers winning Kick Sauber merchandise signed by Zhou. A few randomly selected players will also get their hands on signed autograph cards, so make sure your team is entered into the league for a chance to win.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: Zhou Guanyu of China and Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber greets fans on

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Stay tuned to F1’s social media channels this week as Zhou shares his team, and then find out if you’ve got what it takes to beat an F1 driver!

Players can head to F1 Fantasy right now and join in the fun. New players joining F1 Fantasy this week will automatically enter the Shanghai Showdown mini-league, as well as the Global, Country, Constructor and Driver leagues – based on who you’ve picked as your favourite F1 team and driver respectively when you sign up.

Don't forget that China also hosts the first F1 Sprint of 2024, so there's even more F1 Fantasy points to play for this weekend.

Visit F1 Fantasy for more details – create your team and start playing today!

How do I play F1 Fantasy?

Head over to F1 Fantasy – either online at or in the dedicated section on the official F1 app. It’s free to play. With $100M in your pocket, assemble your dream team of five drivers and two constructors.

Fantasy points are awarded (or deducted!) based on your driver and constructor’s performance across the Grand Prix weekend, with additional points available for the Fastest Lap, Fastest Pit Stop and more. Head over to the F1 Fantasy Game Rules page for a detailed points breakdown.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: Zhou Guanyu of China driving the (24) Kick Sauber C44 Ferrari on

Think you can beat Zhou in the Shanghai Showdown this weekend?


As well as those available in the Shanghai Showdown this weekend, playing F1 Fantasy gives players the chance to win coveted prizes this season in the Global League. Be sure to look out for more mini-leagues across the year too.

Prizes for the Global League include 2 x F1 Paddock Club passes to a 2025 Grand Prix for the winner, 2 x F1 Experiences Champions Club tickets for a 2025 Grand Prix for the runner-up, with third place winning an £500 F1 Authentics Store Voucher. Exclusions apply, please read the F1 Fantasy Terms & Conditions for more information.



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