Ferrari F1 junior Guan Yu Zhou gets Techeetah Formula E role

Ferrari Formula 1 academy member Guan Yu Zhou has joined the Techeetah Formula E team as a development driver

Ferrari F1 junior Guan Yu Zhou gets Techeetah Formula E role

Zhou finished eighth in the Formula 3 European Championship in 2017 and will continue to race for Prema Powerteam in that series this season.

He will visit Techeetah, which is currently leading the 2017/18 FE teams' standings and drivers' championship with Jean-Eric Vergne, at this weekend's Paris E-Prix.

"I'm very happy to join Techeetah as a development driver," he said.

"Formula E is a really exciting space and it's great to gain some experience within the formula and to help Techeetah with its simulator development.

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"I'll be attending the Paris E-Prix to get first-hand experience of the race day and to be able to further aid the development team when we come back to the office."

Techeetah team boss Mark Preston explained that as a customer FE squad, having a development driver working in its simulator was an important step to help the team progress throughout the season.

"We're delighted to welcome Zhou to Techeetah as our development driver," he said.

"Zhou is a very talented up and coming Chinese driver that will help us with our development work.

"As we have limited in-season testing, our development work is of the utmost importance and it's great to have him onboard in this area.

"Jean-Eric and Andre [Lotterer] are both competing in other series as well as Formula E this season, so for us to have a talented driver available for simulator sessions is valuable.

"We hope that being around Jean-Eric, Andre and our engineers will give Zhou some invaluable experience that will help him excel in his career."

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