Prema is delighted to announce that Ferrari Driver Academy racer Guanyu Zhou will enter the 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship, lining-up for his third year in the series and returning to the Prema stable for the second straight year.
The Shanghai-born racer made his single seater debut with Prema back in 2015, when he was a runner-up in the Italian Formula 4 Championship. He later graduated to Formula 3 competition where he scored seven podium finishes in the last two seasons including two third place finishes in the final round of 2017 at Hockenheim.
By continuing his journey with Prema, and thanks to the support of the FDA young driver program, Zhou is set for a further step forward in 2018 in an increased five-car effort by the team.
Teddy Yip commented:: “We are delighted to have such a talented driver in Zhou who will be staying on with the team for 2018. A member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, Zhou had an excellent run at the Macau Grand Prix last November which will bode well for him in the season ahead. I look forward to seeing the stellar performances we know he can provide.”
René Rosin – Team Manager: “Zhou is definitely an interesting prospect and has a lot of potential not to mention being the best Chinese racer in junior single seater competition so we are excited to have him back for 2018. Last season, he produced great racing but we are sure he can perform even better so we can’t wait to see him back on-track.”
Guanyu Zhou: “I am really happy to be joining Prema for the 2018 season! The last two years of work have paid off for me and the team has been successful too, so I’m looking forward to a great year together, I feel more than ready for the coming season.”