Making his mark as the first Chinese to compete in the French F4 Championship at the age of fourteen in 2015, Yifei secured two wins in his single-seater debut. He continued his battle the following year in the French F4 Championship, clinching championship honours, fourteen wins, fifteen fastest laps and ten pole positions. Gaining recognition as the first Chinese driver to win the French F4 Championship is testament to his pace and ability behind the wheel.
As the first Chinese driver to compete in a single-seater championship held in Europe, a campaign in the Formula Renault Eurocup in 2017 saw Yifei secure two wins, five podiums and three fastest laps. In the same year, Yifei took part in the Northern European Cup (NEC), winning several races. He also finished third in the 2018 Formula Renault Eurocup standings, and was the first Chinese to be classified in the top three in a major European Formula Championship.
In 2019, Yifei made his debut in the FIA F3 Asian Winter Series, with considerable success finishing second in the overall championship, claiming four race wins and three podiums.