From grandstands to grid: Zhou Guanyu's historic homecoming

From cheering in the stands, flag in hand as a young F1 fan, to making history on the track, local hero Zhou Guanyu dreamt of this moment, and today it becomes reality.

Witnessing the Chinese Grand Prix ignite his passion years ago, the Sauber charger now stands on the cusp of becoming the first ever F1 driver from China to race on home soil.

A momentous occasion is set to unfold, marking not only a personal triumph for Zhou but also a milestone for Chinese motorsport.

From the grandstands to the grid, his journey epitomizes the power of perseverance and the realization of a lifelong aspiration.

Today, Zhou stands not only as a symbol of ambition fulfilled but also as an inspiration for generations to come.