Jules Bianchi admits he is still dreaming of driving for Ferrari one day, but feels 'there's no point talking about it'. Not for the time being at least.
The Frenchman's stock has increased quite a bit since he made his Formula One debut with Marussia at the start of the year. He has outqualified his team-mate Maxi Chilton in eight of the nine races and finished a career-high 13th in Malaysia which has helped his team to stay ahead of Caterham in the Constructors' Championship.
He may be scrapping at the backend of the grid with Marussia, but Bianchi hopes to go onto greater things one day.
Asked by the official Ferrari website about the one dream that he is still waiting to realise, he replied: "Yes, it's always there and there's no point talking about it... Everyone can imagine exactly what it is!"
Bianchi, a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, looked set to stay another season on the sidelines after Force India opted to hand their second seat to Adrian Sutil. However, he received a last-minute call from Marussia after Luiz Razia's sponsors failed to come to the party.
The 23-year-old, though, says he didn't take too long to adapt to life at Banbury.
"I soon felt at home at Marussia and I immediately understood the difference between being a race driver for a team and its third driver," he said.
"You are a lot more involved and feel you are an integral part of the programme. It also changes your relationship with the other drivers, who now look on me differently."
As for battling at the wrong end of the grid, he said: "Of course, the targets are different: for us a win is to finish ahead of Caterham.
"Do I miss fighting for the victory? Every driver wants to win but the important thing is to manage to create for yourself the right incentives and that's what I'm doing. I am pleased with the way the first races have gone, with the exception of the last one..."
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