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Milestone moment: Zhou's historic homecoming inspires special lid

Get ready for history in Shanghai! Next weekend, Sauber’s Zhou Guanyu will become the first Chinese driver to ever race an F1 car on home soil.

The momentous occasion calls for a special celebration, and Zhou isn't holding back.

The 24-year-old has whipped up a special one-off helmet livery adorned with a sleek white base and a vibrant map of Shanghai's underground system and iconic landmarks.

This intricate design likely goes beyond a cool visual – it's a symbolic network, connecting fans, the city, and Zhou himself on this historic race weekend for country and driver.

 

 

 

Phillip van Osten

Motor racing was a backdrop from the outset in Phillip van Osten's life. Born in Southern California, Phillip grew up with the sights and sounds of fast cars thanks to his father, Dick van Osten, an editor and writer for Auto Speed and Sport and Motor Trend. Phillip's passion for racing grew even more when his family moved to Europe and he became acquainted with the extraordinary world of Grand Prix racing. He was an early contributor to the monthly French F1i Magazine, often providing a historic or business perspective on Formula 1's affairs. In 2012, he co-authored along with fellow journalist Pierre Van Vliet the English-language adaptation of a limited edition book devoted to the great Belgian driver Jacky Ickx. He also authored "The American Legacy in Formula 1", a book which recounts the trials and tribulations of American drivers in Grand Prix racing. Phillip is also a commentator for Belgian broadcaster Be.TV for the US Indycar series.

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