The Chinese pilot has completed approximately 450 kilometers
Tomorrow he will get back in the car for another test day
Guanyu Zhou, one of the young people immersed in the Renault Drivers Academy, carried out a test day with the Formula 1 Renault RS18 at the Hungaroring circuit, where the Great Circus and its opening categories were two months ago .
It should be remembered that, due to regulatory issues, no Formula 1 team is authorized to test with cars from this season or the previous one – that is why Mercedes, Ferrari or Renault tested the 2018 cars before the start of the season.
Guanyu Zhou is, along with Christian Lundgaard, one of the spearheads of the Renault Academy. Looking ahead to next year there is no seat in the F1 team -which will become Alpine-, since Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon will be there, but the future is unknown.
In that situation, the Chinese driver, who currently runs for the UNI-Virtuosi Formula 2 team, has gotten into the car with which Renault faced the 2018 season – in which he was fourth in the Constructors’ Championship with Nico Hülkenberg and Carlos Sainz–.
Oh Yes! Zhou is enjoying the R.S. 18 this afternoon. #RSspirit #Hungaroring pic.twitter.com/CItwggXW10
– Renault F1 Team (@ RenaultF1Team) September 16, 2020
But it is not the first time that Zhou has been mounted in a Formula 1 car. Before he had ‘tasted’ the Lotus E20 – both at an exhibition in China and later at Goodwood – and he also had the opportunity to squeeze a Renault RS17 in several tests .
On this occasion, the Chinese driver has completed just over 100 laps – around 450 kilometers – on the Budapest track and, as confirmed by the Renault team, tomorrow he will put on the suit again to get the most out of the car.
“And here comes the end for Zhou today in Hungary. He has traveled approximately 450 kilometers and will be back tomorrow,” said the official Renault F1 Team account on social networks.
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