The Marussia squad have announced they will retain the services of French driver Jules Bianchi for next season, after a so-far successful year with the rookie. Marussia have fielded two brand new drivers this season, so will be happy for a little bit of consistency rolling into 2014.
Team Principal John Booth said: “Jules joined us at very short notice at the end of pre-season testing, with only two days of running under his belt. He rose to the challenge of his debut season exceptionally well and since that time has clearly demonstrated his ability and potential.”
Bianchi himself says: “I have always felt completely at home with the team... while the challenge has increased as the season has developed, we have learned important lessons together that will place us in a much stronger position next year.”
Jules’ best result in F1 so far came at the Malaysian Grand Prix, with a 13th place finish which in turn allowed Marussia to snatch the coveted tenth place in the championship from their nearest rivals Caterham.
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