UNI-Virtuosi’s Guanyu Zhou will drive for Renault at the Young Driver Test at Abu Dhabi in December. The Renault junior will partner two-time Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso, who is set to return to the team in 2021.
The one-day post-season test will be held at the Yas Marina Circuit on Tuesday, December 15, with both Zhou and Alonso taking to the wheel of the R.S.20.
Zhou is currently eighth in the Drivers’ Championship with one win and give podiums. The Chinese driver already has experience in F1 machinery, testing the R.S.18 Budapest, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.
“We would like to thank the FIA and F1 for their acceptance of our test plans, made in recognition of our commitment to young drivers throughout junior motorsport and to Fernando’s own dedication to furthering the careers of young talents,” explained Renault Team Principal Cyril Abiteboul.
“Zhou has experienced the benefit of the Renault Sport Academy, having joined its ranks last year. He has worked hard and made a genuine contribution to the performance of the team through his work in the simulator and test programme. I am delighted he can drive the R.S.20 to complement his journey so far.”