Zhou Guanyu’s Formula 1 career will continue into a third season in 2024, following the announcement that Sauber has retained him alongside veteran Valtteri Bottas in what will be its first post-Alfa Romeo line-up.
Zhou has performed respectably for Sauber, but should the Swiss team have been braver and more willing to take a line-up risk ahead of its transition into the factory Audi team? Or would replacing Zhou have been simply too harsh?
The Race F1 Podcast host Edd Straw is joined by Mark Hughes and Valentin Khorounzhiy to discuss the news and go over the other candidates Sauber would’ve been evaluating. They also offer their views on the few remaining questions in the 2024 driver market.
Hughes also goes over the details of the FIA’s latest move to regulate flexi-wings and how this may impact things going forward.
Finally, the crew also discuss the likelihood of a repeat Sergio Perez Singapore Grand Prix win this year and the new-for-2024 Marina Bay track layout.