Asked how he responded when Marussia offered him the seat, Jules Bianchi revealed: "I immediately said yes!"
Max Chilton: "I'm happy and feeling prepared and confident for Melbourne now.
Romain Grosjean places Lotus on top of second day testing on Circuit de Catalunya. Adrian Sutil was in his new seat officially for Force India, and Jules Bianchi had photo shoot with his new Marussia ride.
The move follows the Team’s termination of Luiz Razia’s contract.
It appears that the rookie Luiz Razia will lose the ride with the Marussia team before he even stepped into the cockpit. Now that Adrian Sutil is with Force India, perhaps Jules Bianchi or Narain Karthikeyan could earn the apparent available seat.
It does appear that Adrian Sutil has landed the Sahara Force India ride. That would mean Jules Bianchi will remain the team's reserve driver ... or not ...since Marussia may now have a seat available.
Jules Bianchi did a good job once again, despite the damp conditions.
Lewis Hamilton sailed to the top of the final day of testing this week on the Circuit de Catalunya before the steady rain showers came to stay in Barcelona, Spain. The Mercedes AMG driver got lucky during a break in the weather.
Bruno Senna now confirms he as in talks with the Sahara Force India team prior to his leaving Formula One to contest the World Endurance Championship with Aston Martin Racing.
Force India replaced Sutil with Nico Hulkenberg at the end of 2011, in the wake of the Eric Lux assault affair.
Jules Bianchi shared driving duties with Paul Di Resta. Bianchi was P2 and Di Resta P12 on classification.
Lotus F1 Renault team ended up the stars in their new 2013 car. Both Romain Grosjean and Kimi Raikkonen topped the speed charts over the four days of testing in Jerez. Jenson Button was quick on day one and Felipe Massa held the top time yesterday.
Bob Fernely: Jules is a significant candidate, along with Adrian.
Force India will launch its 2013 single seater at Silverstone on February 1.
Nicolas Todt, manager of Jules Bianchi believes the Frenchman will land the Sahara Force India seat. "I think Jules has a real chance but nothing is done."