System 1 |  Caught in the ‘DRS train’, Zhou finishes 14th in Belgium

System 1 | Caught in the ‘DRS train’, Zhou finishes 14th in Belgium


Guanyu Zhou started from the back of the grid after receiving a penalty for changing parts. The Alfa Romeo F1 driver was 18th at the start and was hoping to make a comeback, but a bit of poor technique put him back a little further than expected, which put his end to the race.

“The rhythm was there, especially at the beginning, I was going back to the pelo. But it was difficult, especially in the last stage to finish the race on soft tires. We wanted to be in front of the DRS train but we got stuck in it” regret Zhou.

Zhou hoped to climb to tenth place, but he was already taking too much risk by attacking Lando Norris in front of him: “It was difficult to attack because I damaged my tires, more than the soft tires, and I lost the rear of the car that was attacking Lando.”

“It is the weekend that we decided early on to commit, in terms of the remaining engines, and we hope that it will be fine after that in terms of the engines. And we hope that from the next race, we can start from where we qualify. , and that will give us a good position of points. “

Vasseur expected a “difficult weekend”

Frédéric Vasseur, team manager, salutes the work of his troops despite the disappointing results, between Valtteri Bottas’ retirement and Zhou’s 14th place: “The team did a good job, considering the circumstances. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to get the points today.”

“We knew that with the penalties we were going to have a tough weekend. But we can be happy with the speed we showed. Both riders had a good chance to score points. It’s over once.”

“Zhou got stuck in Albon’s DRS train while he was checking points. These things happen, we will lean on the speed and work hard to make sure we can increase our result already. in Zandvoort.”