Guan Yu Zhou was born in Shanghai on 30 May 1999 and began kart racing when he was 8. In 2008, he won 8 races and the title “Best young driver.”
In 2012, he moved from China to London to study and, at the same time, continued racing in karts with Team Strawberry Racing, taking several wins in the Rotax championship.
In 2013, Guan Yu won the European championship in the Junior Rotax and ABKC S1 Rotax Junior categories and was third in the final of the Euro Max Challenge, in September in Salbris, France.
In June 2014, Guan Yu joined the Maranello Ferrari Driver Academy. He raced for the Strawberry Racing team in the Rotax Max Euro Challenge championship and the CIK-FIA European KF Championship. In 2015, he tackled the Italian Formula 4 Championship, driving for the Prema team and this year, the Chinese youngster is making his debut in the European Formula 3 Championship with the Motopark team.