Bianchi: Maybe I will be asked to join Ferrari this winter. Of course, I will not say no!

8 August, 2013

Jules Bianchi ready for Ferrari call up

Jules Bianchi ready for Ferrari call up

Impressive Formula 1 rookie Jules Bianchi has admitted that it is possible that he will be called up for a Ferrari race seat in 2014, and should the occasion arise he will jump at it.

While president Luca di Montezemolo admitted that Brazilian Felipe Massa’s future is uncertain, the head of Ferrari’s driver development programme, Luca Baldisserri, has left open the possibility that Bianchi could have a change of scene for 2014.

The Frenchman currently drives for backmarker Marussia.

When asked about 2014, the 24-year-old driver told Nice-Matin newspaper: “Frankly, it’s too early to talk about it.

“We will analyse the possibilities after the season,” said Bianchi, who is managed by Nicolas Todt, who also handles Massa’s career.

Jules Bianchi has impressed with backmarkers Marussia this year

Jules Bianchi has impressed with backmarkers Marussia this year

“I do not forget that with Marussia I was given the chance to make my grand prix debut. If I stay in this team next year, it will be in good faith – that’s all I can say.

“I am pleased with the first half of the season, especially the first few races,” he added.

“Then things got more complicated. But I think the most important thing in these six months is the experience I have gained.”

Whether Ferrari now regards Bianchi as experienced enough to replace team veteran Massa, or whether a driver like Nico Hulkenberg is seen as the safer option, is an open question.

“I don’t know what Ferrari’s plans are,” Bianchi said. ”If the team ever turns to me, it is because, in their opinion, I am ready to go to Maranello. We’ll see.”

“Maybe I will be asked to join the team this winter. Of course, I will not say no!”

“If not, and I spend another season with Marussia, or go to another team to gain more experience, that is also a good option,” he added.  (GMM)

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  • hillside

    nice! Ferrari needs a good test driver

  • Alonso_is_slow

    More than that, Ferrari needs a replacement of Alonso and Massa.

  • FerraRob

    Super….. New blood in Ferrari’s driver seat is very much needed…. I like Felipe he needs much more consistency and points.

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