Bianchi eager to prolong Marussia stay

By on Thursday, August 15, 2013
Marussia F1 Team

Marussia F1 Team

Ferrari academy driver Jules Bianchi says he is keen to stay with Marussia next season.

Bianchi joined Marussia during the final pre-season test, after Luiz Razia was unable to fulfil sponsorship agreements.

Bianchi spent 2012 as Force India's reserve driver and was a contender for a race seat, but the Silverstone based team opted for Adrian Sutil.

The French rookie, who has claimed a best finish of thirteenth place this season, reckons the new regulations in 2014 provides Marussia with an opportunity to make progress.

"I think Marussia will be a good team next year," he said.

"We will have a new engine. All the teams start from zero again. I think we will have a good opportunity, it's a good option to stay here."

Bianchi believes Marussia is doing well this season and insists that the main challenge is to beat fellow backmarkers Caterham.

"I'm really happy with what we have done, even if we want a bit more performance. I think we're doing well."

"For us, a victory is to be in front of my team-mate and Caterham, so that is the only target we have."

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