Chinese racer on brink of F1 dream, says 'last step the hardest'


Source: straitstimes.com

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SHANGHAI (AFP) - Zhou Guanyu played with toy cars as a little boy and dreamt of being China's first Formula One driver. Now 21, he is within touching distance of making that a reality. The Shanghai native, who tested for Renault last year, is widely touted as destined to make the move onto the Formula One grid, which would have far-reaching implications for the sport in China. "When I was four or five I was already really into toy cars, I was always getting cars for birthday presents," Zhou, who uses the English name "Joe" and currently races in F2,...