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!”