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
11 Hungary Hungaroring July 27 Marussia (MR03) 15 15
12 Belgium Spa August 24 Marussia (MR03) 18 16
13 Italy Monza September 7 Marussia (MR03) 18 19
14 Singapore Singapore September 21 Marussia (MR03) 16 19
15 Japan Suzuka October 5 Marussia (MR03) ret 18
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 15 15 0 0 11 9 0 0 12 0 0 2 17
Total 34 34 0 0 27 9 0 0 12 0 0 2
Race Circuit Date
First race Australian Grand Prix Albert Park March 17, 2013 Race results
Last race Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka October 5, 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. It proved to be a breakthrough campaign overshadowed by a horrible crash at Suzuka.

Bianchi had underlined his credentials as a future Ferrari senior driver by taking Marussia's first points in a superb drive at Monaco, while he also made Q2 on three occasions during the season. However, he suffered severe head injuries at the Japanese Grand Prix after aquaplaning off the circuit and hitting a recovery vehicle. The latest on his condition is that he remains "stable but critical" in a Japanese hospital.

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November 20, 2014

A sign outside the F1 paddock in Abu Dhabi in support of Jules Bianchi

October 13, 2014

Formula One's drivers show their support for Jules Bianchi ahead of the Russian Grand Prix

October 12, 2014

Max Chilton, Marussia and Charlie Whiting pose with a sign in support of Jules Bianchi

     

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