Zhou Guanyu became a global ambassador for Special Olympics

ESPNJuly 14, 2023, 09:52 AM ET3 minutes of reading

Alfa Romeo’s Cho Guanyu becomes Special Olympics World Ambassador

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 star Joe Guanyu has become a Special Olympics world ambassador, with the Chinese driver showing British Special Olympics athletes what goes on behind the scenes in the F1 team paddock.

Alfa Romeo driver Zhou Guanyu has become a global ambassador He announced the Special Olympics on Friday.

The 24-year-old Formula One driver welcomed Special Olympics Great Britain athletes to Silverstone last weekend ahead of the British Grand Prix. Ranked 15th.

„It is a tremendous honor to become a global ambassador for Special Olympics,” Guanyu said in a statement. „I have recently met many athletes from around the world and watched competitions.

„Learning more about their passion for their sport and seeing the friendship and warmth they show their competitors in their Special Olympics family is inspiring.

„Everyone deserves the right to shine and fulfill their potential, and I’m thrilled to be a part of such a great sport and inclusive movement.”

Zhou Guanyu will drive for Alfa Romeo in Formula One from 2021.Vince Mignaud/MP Media/Getty Images

Guanyu will replace Antonio Giovinazzi as Valtteri Bottas’ Alfa Romeo teammate in 2022, becoming the first driver from China to compete in F1.

„We are thrilled to welcome Zhou Guanyu as a Global Ambassador as he joins us in spreading awareness of the profound impact sport can have in fostering true social inclusion,” said Special Olympics International CEO Mary Davis.

„We share his vision to help create a world where content knows no boundaries, driven by the unifying spirit of games.”

Special Olympics is an organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Although Special Olympics competitions and competitions are organized daily, the Special Olympics World Games are held every two years, alternating between summer and winter events.

Guanyu is 16th in this season’s F1 driver standings with four points.

He was a victim Terrible accident At the 2021 British Grand Prix, his car derailed and skidded upside down before hitting the barriers during the opening lap of the race.

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