Jules Bianchi  France

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2014 World Championship
# Grand Prix Circuit Date Car Pos Pts Qual FL
1 Australia Albert Park March 16 Marussia (MR03) nc 18
2 Malaysia Sepang March 30 Marussia (MR03) ret 18
3 Bahrain BIC April 6 Marussia (MR03) 16 19
4 China Shanghai April 20 Marussia (MR03) 17 19
5 Spain Catalunya May 11 Marussia (MR03) 18 18
6 Monaco Monaco May 25 Marussia (MR03) 9 2 21
7 Canada Gilles Villeneuve June 8 Marussia (MR03) ret 19
8 Austria Spielberg June 22 Marussia (MR03) 15 18
9 Great Britain Silverstone July 6 Marussia (MR03) 14 12
10 Germany Hockenheim July 20 Marussia (MR03) 15 17
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
2013 Marussia 19 19 0 0 16 13 0 0 15 0 0 0 -
2014 Marussia 10 10 0 0 7 9 0 0 12 0 0 2 16*
Total 29 29 0 0 23 9 0 0 12 0 0 2
Race Circuit Date
First race Australian Grand Prix Albert Park March 17, 2013 Race results
Last race German Grand Prix Hockenheim July 20, 2014 Race results
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The nephew of Lucien Bianchi - who won Le Mans in 1968 and drove in 19 grands prix, scoring one podium - Jules first took to a kart at the age of three and began racing at five. In 2003 Bianchi was signed up by Maranello Karting before making his debut in single seaters four years later. His first year was in Formula Renault 2.0 and saw him win the French championship.

Managed by Nicolas Todt, Bianchi moved up to the F3 Euro Series in 2008, finishing third overall, and then won the championship with nine wins the following year. Following that achievement he was awarded a Ferrari test and became the first driver to be signed up to the Ferrari Driver Academy. GP2 was the next logical step and Bianchi finished the 2010 season in third place in the championship with 52 points. Though he could only go one point better in 2011, Bianchi was named as Force India reserve driver ahead of the 2012 season.

After impressing the team, a winter-long saga saw Bianchi eventually miss out on a race seat at Force India at the final test in Barcelona when Adrian Sutil was named. But just 24 hours later he was on the grid anyway, replacing Luiz Razia at Marussia after the Brazilian failed to resolve funding issues.

Bianchi's debut season was a success, with his early performances in particular catching the eye and it was announced at the start of October that he would remain with Marussia for a second season in 2014.

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July 9, 2014

Jules Bianchi waits to start another run during his test at Silverstone

July 9, 2014

Jules Bianchi pulls out of the pit lane during his test for Ferrari

July 8, 2014

Jules Bianchi's Marussia is lifted onto a flatbed truck after a small fire stopped it on track

     

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