Frederic Vasseur has spoken about the reasons why Alfa Romeo Racing decided to sign Guanyu Zhou.

Details:

  • Vasseur believes that Zhou’s arrival will be a boost for Alfa Romeo and the sport.
  • The Alfa Romeo team principal admits that Zhou’s performance has been a factor in choosing as well.

What he had to say:

  • “I think that it will be a huge push for the team for sponsors, for exposure, all over the world and in China,” Vasseur told RacingNews365.com.
  • “I perfectly understand that Formula 1 could be very happy to have a Chinese driver on board, and a Chinese driver that’s performing. He will probably bring to Alfa Romeo a big push in China.”
  • “[But] it’s not just about having a Chinese driver in the car, you also have to perform, because I think the Chinese people are quite proud. You have to perform if you want to have good, positive exposure.”

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