London - Chinese teenager Zhou Guanyu has joined the Renault Formula One team as a development driver and academy member, the team announced on Tuesday.
The 19-year-old, who will compete in the Formula Two feeder series this year, was previously part of Ferrari’s young driver academy - the first mainland Chinese driver selected by the Italian team.
Renault said his duties would include working in the team’s simulator at the Enstone factory and taking part in engineering briefings.
“I know the significance of Renault in China, so I’m especially proud to represent both Renault, as a brand, and China in the racing world,” said Zhou, who won two races in last season’s European F3 championship.
“Formula Two is the next step in my career. It looks to be a competitive field of drivers and there is going to be a lot to learn in a short space of time.”