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Why 2021 is make-or-break for the driver F1 needs
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Why 2021 is make-or-break for the driver F1 needs

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He was tipped for glory in FIA Formula 2 last year, but was hampered by reliability woes at inopportune moments. Guanyu Zhou knows he won't get too many more chances if he is to become China's first F1 driver, with fierce competition within the ranks of Alpine's junior stable

Facing a make-or-break, career-defining season at the age of 21 seems absurd, but that prospect awaits Guanyu Zhou as his quest to become China's first Formula 1 driver reaches a crucial stage.

This weekend, on the Bahrain Grand Prix undercard, he kicks off his third season in the FIA Formula 2 Championship and, by his own admission, this is realistically his last in the category.

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