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Zhou Guanyu reveals what it is like working with Valtteri Bottas

Zhou Guanyu reveals what it is like working with Valtteri Bottas

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Alfa Romeo rookie Zhou Guanyu has been detailing his relationship with team-mate Valtteri Bottas and how the Finn has helped him during his debut season.

Zhou was brought in to replace Antonio Giovinazzi for the 2022 season as part of a double driver change at Alfa with Bottas taking the seat of the retiring Kimi Raikkonen.

Their level of experience could have hardly been different though with Zhou making the move up from Formula 2 while the former Mercedes driver Bottas had competed in more than 175 grands prix.

Recognising this, Zhou has revealed that Bottas was only too happy to offer his experience to the Chinese driver and the 23-year-old described Bottas one of the nicest team-mates he has ever had in his career.

“[He is a] very great team-mate and it’s so nice,” Zhou said on the Beyond the Grid podcast. “It’s probably one of the nicest teams I [have ever] worked [in]. The last time I had a team-mate that nice is probably Cal [Callum Ilott, teammates at…

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