Bianchi intending to make it 'third time lucky'

By on Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Marussia F1 Team

Marussia F1 Team

Jules Bianchi is hoping that it'll be a case of 'third time lucky' at this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix.

The French driver has endured a challenging start to his second season in Formula 1 after a series of problems with his Marussia MR03.

Bianchi was unclassified in Australia after a problem on the grid left him starting the race several laps down, while another mechanical woe ended his race prematurely in Malaysia but not before he picked up a couple of penalty points for causing a collision with Pastor Maldonado.

"This has not been the best start to the season for me and I am hoping that Bahrain will be a case of ‘third time lucky’," he said.

"Malaysia was disappointing for me but there is no point dwelling on what has passed because we need to have the focus on the next race, which is what I have been doing.

"We are perhaps better prepared here because of the work we did in pre-season testing, so we have to take that as a positive, and I am looking forward to the first night race to be held here.

"I really enjoy the flow of this track and I think its characteristics will help us at this early stage of the season when we are still learning a lot from the new package and how to get the best out of it."

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