Luca Baldisserri, the head of the Ferrari Driver Academy, believes Jules Bianchi has made "great progress" since joining Marussia at the start of this season.
The Frenchman secured a place on the 2013 grid when sponsorship issues cost Luiz Razia his place at Marussia.
And Bianchi has seized his moment.
The 23-year-old has shown impressive pace against his rival backmarkers and is currently leading their own personal battle after bringing his car home in 13th place at the Malaysian GP.
Baldisserri, though, admits there is still room for improvement before deciding whether he has a long-term future in Formula One.
"Jules has completed the move to Formula 1 without any problems," Baldisserri said.
"He has become the benchmark driver for the team, gaining its confidence at the track. I consider it a fundamental move, especially in Formula 1.
"Recently we spent a bit of time together in Maranello to assess the situation. We will continue to concentrate on stress management, an aspect where he has already made great progress, even if there is still room for improvement.
"Clearly, currently Jules is not in a situation where he can fight in the mid-field and for the future, it will be important to know if his presence in Formula 1 will have some continuity and in that case, what could be the potential of his team."
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