Guanyu Zhou states that his retirement at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was “quite frustrating.”
Zhou was one of five drivers who did not manage to finish Sunday’s race in Baku. It was the third retirement in 2022 for the Alfa Romeo driver.
“It was a very good race. I didn’t put a foot wrong in that race and climbing up the field comfortably to get behind Vettel and fighting for further positions in the points. When I heard that [I needed to retire the car], it was pretty unexpected, and I couldn’t really believe it, because it’s happened too many times this year already,” Zhou commented after the race.
“As a team we have to just solve that problem, I think that’s the biggest target, or the first priority, we have to get solved the next few races, because to get to the finish line is always the first key especially when I always had a chance for the points in the last three races.
“I mean, obviously as a rookie you want to get as much lap in, as much experience in. But looking at the race, looking at how the last few races went, I think from my side I was able to progress and keep building up the pace.
“The pace was actually stronger than most of my main competitors that race, so I was comfortably out there, and obviously it was that issue, we can’t really put that into results once again, so it’s quite frustrating.”