Guanyu Zhou has reflected on the experience he got at his first Monaco Grand Prix as a Formula 1 driver.
Zhou finished his debut Monaco GP 16th after starting from P20. He had a tricky moment during the race. The Alfa Romeo driver almost went sideways at the entry to the Nouvelle chicane while chasing Yuki Tsunoda. He managed to save the car and kept going.
After the race, Zhou stated that it was not an easy race for him.
“It was tough out there,” he said.
“That was probably one of the closest laps ever behind Yuki, so I really had to dive up the inside at the last minute, and, unfortunately, he tried to cover a little bit and then the moment I tried to avoid that, I hit the wet patch.
“That was just about [keeping] the car on track there.”
Zhou also compared the experience of driving around Monaco in F1 and F2 machinery.
“It’s so much different. The speed you are going around, and how much [more sensitive] the car is, you really have to have this experience and this confidence.
“That was a little bit missing, but obviously we shouldn’t be starting last anyway, because it was [due to] the red flag.
“It was a tough one, I think one of the toughest but, overall, we experienced all different conditions.”