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Zhou receives high praise from Vasseur

Alfa Romeo team boss Fred Vasseur was a happy man at the end of the Canadian Grand Prix after both cars finished in the top 10, securing more vital points for the team in the battle with Alpine.

Alfa Romeo boss Fred Vasseur has praised Zhou Guanyu for his recent performances after the rookie finished in the points at the Canadian Grand Prix. Now only six points behind their rivals, Vasseuradmits that rookie driver Zhou has really stepped up after having adifficult start to his first ever Formula 1 Championship season. The first ever Chinese driver in the sportsecured his first Q3 appearance in Canada, and went on to finish two places higherup in eighth and one place below his more experienced teammate, Valtteri Bottas.

Vasseur is more than pleased for Zhou

“It was a very good weekend, a great race today," Vasseur told the F1 Nation podcast. "[I'm] more than pleased for the team and more than pleased for Zhou because he did a fantastic race. Scoring good points and I think this will be a step upinto improvement for him and the team. "From the beginning of the season, Ithink he made immediate step by step improvements. We put the first target todo some Q2 and he did it on the first one. And he was always really strong inthe races that a couple of times he was able to score points. "There was an issue on the reliability side, butoverall I'm more than pleased for him because he is always positive, alwaysvery team oriented, focused on the job and pushing for the team, and I thinkit's a great achievement for him.“

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