Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has admitted he is very impressed by Jules Bianchi’s start to his Formula 1 career with minnows Marussia”.
The Frenchman has been a surprise standout rookie of the 2013 season so far, having been drafted in at the eleventh hour to replace Marussia’s ousted Luiz Razia.
23-year-old Bianchi, who remains under contract to Ferrari’s driver development ‘academy’, admitted recently: “For sure they (Ferrari) look at what I am doing.”
He told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport this week that Ferrari has been impressed so far.
“Yes, people seem to have more interest in me now. And of course I know some people from Ferrari are watching what I am doing and have told me that they like it so far.”
Ferrari team boss Domenicali is among them.
“I think he’s having a great season,” the Italian admitted when asked about Bianchi.
“In the first three rounds, he has had an incredible pace considering the car he has,” Domenicali is quoted by Brazil’s Totalrace.
“I hope he can keep it up because I am sure he can show his full potential, not just with his team but also in the future with other teams,” he added. (GMM)