Jules Bianchi

Monday 3rd February 2014

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Jules Bianchi

Jules Bianchi

Backed by Ferrari, many are waiting to see if Jules Bianchi lives up to the billing that he is a star for the future.

Making his way through the ranks in French Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula 3 Euro Series, the French driver made his GP2 debut in 2010 with ART Grand Prix.

Finished third in 2010 with ART Grand Prix he went one better the following season with Lotus ART while also taking his maiden victory.

His pace earned him a test driver role at Ferrari before moving onto Force India while also competing - and finishing running-up - in the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

With Formula One on the horizon, many expected Bianchi could be called up by Ferrari to replace Felipe Massa in 2013 but instead found himself in a shoot-out for a Force India drive.

The team, though, opted for experience over youth prompting Ferrari to give Bianchi a nudge towards Marussia.

That proved to be a great decision for the backmarker as his P13 in Malaysia ensured they finished ahead of main rivals Caterham for the first time.

Securing a second season at Marussia for 2014, the team is hoping continuity will assist them while Bianchi is hoping another year learning his trade will help him move up the grid.

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