Guan Yu Zhou to race with Prema in the 2017 FIA F3 Championship
The Prema team is delighted to announce the signing of Guan Yu Zhou for the 2017 FIA F.3 European Championship. The 17-year-old Chinese racer is part of the Ferrari Driver Academy and will return to Prema after making his single seater debut with the Italian-based squad in 2015. Taking part in the Italian Formula 4 Championship, the Shanghai-born driver ended as a runner-up with three wins to his name, and also entered selected rounds of the German ADAC series. After completing his first season in European Formula 3 competition, Zhou will be back to the Prema stable with the goal of becoming a legitimate championship contender.
René Rosin – Team Manager
“I am delighted to welcome Zhou and the Ferrari Driver Academy back to our Formula 3 team. We worked with him in 2015 and we had already appreciated his skills as we helped him grow in his first season in single seaters. I am sure he will answer the bell in 2017 after getting valuable experience under his belt in 2016 and I hope to see him become the first winning Chinese driver in European competition.”
Guan Yu Zhou
“I am really honoured to join the Prema Family! I enjoyed working with them in 2015 and I am looking forward to work with them again next year. They have had huge success in FIA Formula 3 in the past years and I will do my best to carry on their success for 2017!”