Bianchi hoping to exploit Marussia potential

By on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Marussia F1 Team

Marussia F1 Team

Jules Bianchi says he is hoping to exploit the potential of the Marussia MR03 at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix.

Bianchi achieved his best result of 2013 at Sepang courtesy of a 13th place finish, which eventually secured Marussia 10th place in the championship.

Bianchi stalled on the grid in Melbourne but ultimately rejoined the action and made the finish, albeit eight laps down and unclassified.

The French racer believes that there are positive signs for the team.

"There were some good signs for us in Melbourne, but also a few challenges which got in the way of our progress, which was obviously quite frustrating," he said.

"Overall, it has been really good to have the maximum information to look at with the engineers and what we have learned from that will be really helpful for us.

"I’m looking forward to getting back in the car and hoping for a more straightforward weekend in Malaysia, and one where we can really push the car a little more to explore its potential."

Bianchi is nonetheless wary of the challenges presented to the drivers this weekend in Malaysia.

"Having said that, this is by no means an easy race; a very different challenge to Melbourne," he said.

"Sepang is hard on the team and the drivers, and also the car, with tougher circuit characteristics and of course the heat and humidity. So it is a difficult environment in which to push everything harder, but that is what we must do and bring home a good result."

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