Jules Bianchi  France

driver portrait
2014 World Championship
# Grand Prix Circuit Date Car Pos Pts Qual FL
1 Australia Albert Park March 16 Marussia (MR03) 14 18
2 Malaysia Sepang March 30 Marussia (MR03) ret 18
3 Bahrain BIC April 6 Marussia (MR03) 16 19
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 3 3 0 0 2 14 0 0 18 0 0 0 -
Total 22 22 0 0 18 13 0 0 15 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race Australian Grand Prix Albert Park March 17, 2013 Race results
Last race Bahrain Grand Prix BIC April 6, 2014 Race results
Profile
© Sutton Images

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.

Top of the PageTop

Latest Articles

Top of the PageTop

Latest Photos

April 9, 2014

Jules Bianchi leaves the pits in his Marussia

April 3, 2014

Jenson Button speaks at the drivers' press conference

March 30, 2014

Jules Bianchi ends up backwards in the gravel after making contact with Pastor Maldonado

     

Jules Bianchi Formula 1 photos

Top of the PageTop