Alfa deny Zhou’s anti-stall issues are car-related

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Alfa deny Zhou’s anti-stall issues are car-related

Alfa Romeo have insisted the anti-stall subject Zhou Guanyu retains experiencing with the C42 isn’t associated to the automotive.

Zhou is just two races into his Method 1 profession, the Chinese language rookie having been chosen to accomplice Valtteri Bottas in an all-new Alfa Romeo line-up.

The crew have made an encouraging begin to the game’s new period of rules, exhibiting sturdy race tempo that enabled each drivers to attain factors on the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.

Nevertheless it has additionally not been a trouble-free starting with a wide range of technical hiccups having occurred, together with Zhou’s automotive going into anti-stall at begins and restarts of the races.

Alfa deny Zhou’s anti-stall issues are car-related

Explaining an incident with Daniel Ricciardo’s McLaren after lights out within the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Zhou stated: “Daniel had a bit bit higher begin and all of us obtained squeezed up in Flip 1 and I needed to leap off the observe to keep away from contact.

“We nonetheless touched however nonetheless, the anti-stall kicked in once more. So I truthfully haven’t any reply or clarification of that.

“It’s positively the primary precedence of subject we have now to repair for subsequent race. We had the chance to struggle for factors however with that subject once more, adopted up with the drive-through penalty, that ended our alternatives.

“It’s associated to clutch and that positively impacts every thing to take care of the clutch launch tempo. Let’s see for Australia, however that was the problem we have to repair.”

Nevertheless, Xevi Pujolar, Alfa Romeo’s head of trackside engineering, doesn’t assume the automotive is inflicting the issue.

“That is one thing we have to undergo with Zhou,” stated Pujolar, quoted by “There may be nothing improper with the automotive.

“I feel he feels the revs are good, however really they don’t seem to be as a result of they’re too low. We have to see what we are able to do to scale back that downside sooner or later as a result of this was the second time.”


Zhou completed a wonderful tenth on the opening race in Bahrain to grow to be the 66th driver to attain some extent on his Method 1 debut, with Bottas’ P6 end giving Alfa Romeo a really helpful 9 altogether from that grand prix – solely 4 wanting their complete for the entire of 2021.

In Saudi Arabia, Zhou was eleventh whereas Bottas needed to retire the automotive heading in the direction of the closing levels to guard the Ferrari engine which had been in peril of overheating with some worrying temperatures.



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