Maranello, 2 December – It’s the time of year for motor sport prize giving ceremonies at the end of a packed and very exciting season. Last night one of the most well established gala dinners, the Autosport Awards took place in London.

Among the many prize winners, Jules Bianchi upheld the honour of the Prancing Horse, when the Ferrari Driver Academy student was nominated Rookie of the Year for his maiden season performance in Formula 1 with the Marussia F1 team.

“It is a great honour to be presented with this Award, especially as it was voted for by the readers of Autosport magazine themselves,” commented Jules. “I have enjoyed a fantastic debut season in Formula 1 and will take away not only special memories but also many lessons which I know will help myself and the Team to improve in the future.

I would like to thank everyone who voted for me and my thanks also to all those who have supported me in my first year of F1 competition, particularly the Marussia F1 Team and also the Ferrari Driver Academy.”

Scuderia Ferrari