Jules Bianchi admits that while he made a "decent" start to his F1 career, as the season progressed it become a bit "more complicated."
A late signing for the Marussia team, the Frenchman, who had auditioned for a race-seat at Force India, was quick out of the blocks.
The best of the backmarkers in the opening races, Bianchi's P13 at the Malaysian Grand Prix has put Marussia ahead of main rivals Caterham in the fight for 10th in the Championship.
However, in recent times, Caterham have begun to pull away out on track while retirements in Monaco and Germany were minor setbacks for Bianchi.
Asked if his season had met expectations, he told Nice-Matin: "Especially the beginning.
"This winter I joined the Marussia team very late. Despite this handicap we managed to get some decent results immediately at the flyaway events."
"Then," he added, "it became more complicated.
"As my first goal is to finish all the races, I regret the little small mechanical problems that stopped me in Monaco and Germany.
"Now the main, for me, is to see that in the next six months I've gained a lot of experience."
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