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In the round-up: Zhou Guanyu admits to feeling nervous forward of his first qualifying session as a Formula 1 driver

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Zhou relieved to beat ‘nerves and pressure’ on qualifying debut

The solely rookie on the 2022 grid, Zhou Guanyu, admitted he felt “nervous and pressured” earlier than his first qualifying session yesterday.

“That was the first two things that came in my mind before I jumped in the car,” he stated in response to a query from Biznewz yesterday. “Even though I was so relaxed for this weekend, once that qualifying comes, I just really feel that tension.”

However he was thrilled to progress past Q1 at his first try, and see group mate Valtteri Bottas take the opposite Alfa Romeo into Q3.

“But I was happy with Q1, a huge relief,” he stated. “And then in qualifying two it was about trying to get a bit more out of myself. I think we didn’t manage that perfectly. But nevertheless, I was so happy with the performance so far. I’m very proud with the team with both cars today [doing] good.”

Bearman unaware of monitor limits threat earlier than misplaced win

Oliver Bearman crossed the chequered flag within the lead of Formula 3’s dash race in Bahrain however was instantly penalised for repeatedly exceeding monitor limits, and misplaced victory to Isack Hadjar.

However, Bearman stated afterwards that he had been unaware of any monitor limits violations till the penultimate lap. “I knew I did it once, for sure, on the penultimate lap, I definitely went wide but apart from that, I was pretty sure I was either on the white line or leaving some margin,” Bearman defined. “So I didn’t actually know about the penalty until after the race finished, which is quite bittersweet.”

Hadjar stated he had additionally been unaware of Bearman going over monitor limits. “I got a radio message from my engineer to say you won the race and I didn’t know why,” he stated. “He just told me he has a five second time penalty.”

Sprint race winner Verschoor secured Formula 2 return with out supervisor

Richard Verschoor received Formula 2’s first dash race of the 12 months, returning to the sequence after his 2021 marketing campaign with MP Motorsport was minimize quick resulting from lack of funding.

Verschoor stated he had secured his return himself, together with talking to 17 sponsors, as he has no administration. “It’s been tough,” stated Verschoor, who took the final place on the F2 grid. “I don’t really have a manager or a management. So basically all the partners that I have, I talk to them myself, I even made the sponsor contacts myself.

“There’s been a lot of effort going into that to make sure that I even can have a drive and follow my dreams. But in the end, I have a lot of partners that support me in this in this phase. So that’s why I’m even more proud to get the win today.”

No alternative for Sochi Formula 2 spherical

The World Motor Sport Council has permitted an up to date Formula 2 calendar for 2022 with 13 rounds, confirming that there shall be no alternative to the 2 races deliberate to be held on the Russian Grand Prix.

The absence of a race at Sochi leaves F2 with a greater than two-month hole in its season between the penultimate spherical at Monza from 9-Eleventh September, till the ultimate spherical at Yas Marina on 18-Twentieth November.

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