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Bad news for DE VRIESA ?: Guanyu ZHOU knocks on the door of the ALFA ROMEO team with 30 million euros

Nyck de Vries has strong competition in the fight for a seat in Formula 1. The Formula E champion has been linked to both the Alfa Romeo team and the Williams team in recent days, but now has a Chinese rival with a bag of money containing € 30 million.

Racing cast Formula 1 teams for the year 2022 is almost known, but there is still some uncertainty. Valtteri Bottas signed a contract with the team Alfa Romeo, but his teammate is still unknown.

Antonio Giovinazzi is successful this year, but has a problem because there is a lot of competition in the market. Frederic Vasseur, the head of the Alfa Romeo team, is said to have spoken to Nyckom de Vries. He supports the young Dutchman, a member of Mercedes Toto wolff. According to some media, he has already signed a contract with Alfo Romeo, but there was also the possibility that he would find himself at Williams. At the Swiss team, however, at their door at the time race many other racers.

Frederic Vasseur, head of the Alfa Romeo team, has sweet worries about the racer for the second seat of the 2022 season car, but these have now been further sweetened by Guanyu Zhou with € 30 million in sponsorship funds.

Spanish officer Brand reports that they were in the game for Giovinazzi’s successor as well Mick Schumacher in Callum ilott, but one name now stands out. It is currently second in the Formula 2 championship namely Guanyu Zhou. According to a Spanish newspaper, the Chinese would bring something to the team 30 million sponsorship funds. And that could be important factor in deciding Alfa Romeo team bosses who will be a teammate Bottasa.

If Alfa Romeo decides for the Chinese with 30 million euros, it looks bad for Nyck de Vries regarding the seat in Formula 1, because his second option at Williams is dropped - Photo: HB Press

However, it is Brand young De Vriesa also mentioned as a candidate for a seat at Williams, together with Alex Albon. With the team from Grove there was the question of whether they would hold back Nicholas Latifi. If the Canadian stays, there will be room for only one racer. Jost capito, the Williams team boss, had said before that does not need funds from paid racers and the team will opt for talent.  

Will Toto Wolff eventually be able to get his protégé Nyck de Vries under the roof of his friend Frederic Vasseur, the head of the Alfa Romeo team? With a tempting offer in the form of engines?

Zhou with money, De Vries with a motorbike?

But in the end, however, it turned out that Latifi remains, his teammate at Williams will be Alex Albon, which are in the team yesterday as well officially confirmed. So all that remains is a fight for a seat at Alfi Romeo with De Vriesom in Zhoujem. This is where the team will decide money or for a friendly relationship between Vasseur and Wolffwhich could v Hinwil also brought Mercedes engines.           

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