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Zhou Guanyu Celebrates Special Olympics in Article by The Players’ Tribune

Medium close up shot of Zhou Guanyu posing with two athletes.
Special Olympics Ambassador and Formula 1 driver Zhou Guanyu visits athletes during the Special Olympics World Games 2023 Berlin.

Our Global Ambassador and #F1 superstar Zhou Guanyu is driving the #InclusionRevolution forwards at lightning speed! Read his compelling and candid story in his own words in The Players’ Tribune.

Read an excerpt below:

Being an athlete, I’ve always had an admiration for the Special Olympics. So when I was given the chance to be an ambassador for the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin, and to visit with so many of the incredible athletes — it was really impactful for me. To see their strength, their passion, it was contagious. I was able to host a few of them this year in the paddock at Silverstone, and it meant as much to me as it did to them. The inclusion and togetherness that Special Olympics fosters is something I try to bring to my daily life.

I carry the spirit of those athletes with me. Like them, I want to keep proving it every day. I’ve learned that the pressure I felt, it never goes away. And if it does, you’re probably doing something wrong. I’ve learned how to deal with it, how to harness it. I feel at home in F1 now, and though there’s been some highs and lows the past few years, I know that I’m improving.

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