F1 » Bianchi not expecting Ferrari call-up


Jules Bianchi's F1 form hints at better things, but the Frenchman is not expecting Ferrari to coming knocking for next season.

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sodesu

August 14, 2014 2:41 PM

Would love to see Bianchi get a seat at Sauber next year, I think that would be perfect for him and for them aswell. He could replace either of their current drivers to be honest. If I was Sauber though I'd probably show Sutil the door, simply because he'll have reached his full potential and also because of the money of course. Gutierrez is just as good (bad?), brings more money to the table and may still have a little bit of untapped potential in him. Oh and yeah, unlike Sutil he seems like a pretty nice guy too.

nymad

August 15, 2014 1:20 AM

I think he will still be with Marussia next year, if a Ferrari seat doesn't open up (which it won't). He is too valuable to Marussia for them to let him go. Plus, it is probably not in his best interests to potentially flounder in a new team for a gap season.
I would dare say Ferrari will name him as Kimi's replacement for 2016.

Mustafur

August 15, 2014 3:33 AM

Ferrari need to wake up and smell the bacon, kimi is finished time to take a youngster.

Bianchi, Bottas or Hulkenburg if they dont take any of these drivers next season they clearly are clueless italians.

sprulz

August 15, 2014 4:14 AM

Bianchi should get out of Marussia and prove himself in the midfield next year. I'd say Sauber but they don't look like they'll be extremely competitive with the Ferrari engines. But hey, at least he'll have a clueless pay driver for a teammate so he can consistently whoop his a*s. It would be better to see him at Force India but they seem happy with their lineup so unless a big team approaches Hulkenberg, it looks unlikely.

JJ9871011

August 15, 2014 6:46 AM

Bianchi to Ferrari for 2016. 2015 he will stay at Marussia. I feel he does need to be in a team fighting for regular points thought to help hone his skills. It's quite the jump to go from Marussia to Ferrari, but then again DR has done well along with KM for the most part.

He will stay with any Ferrari powered team due to they are writing his checks. The only reason he would move to Sauber is say Ferrari cut them a deal of free engines if they let Bianchi fill a seat. Even then that has to be more than what either Sutil or Guti is bring in as well. Sauber are far from fighting the mid-field battle.

LoveF1

August 15, 2014 10:01 AM

The thing about driving for the Scuderia is not so much that a driver is not yet fast enough or anything like that, but coping with the day to day pressures involved and expected from the fans, press and the tifosi. Bianchi is destroying Chilton and has proved himself in Ferrari test sessions as a potential shoe-in number 2 backing Alonso up, but then again being Alonso's teammate can destroy a top driver, never mind a junior one no matter how fast.

Mattiaci is probably giving Kimi one more season to step up his game, plus I can see how they would want Bianchi to continue to hone his wheel-to-wheel racing and car development skills for another year before they slot him in with Alonso.

throttlemeister

August 15, 2014 12:33 PM

Weird idea, but perhaps it would be better if Ferrari focusses on their POS car, instead of their drivers. Everyone with half a brain knows they have 2 drivers that have the potential and ability to deliver if they give them a proper car. There is absolutely no reason at all to add yet another variable in the mix by replacing drivers that know the team and can tell the difference between old and new and can tell them if they are heading in the right direction.

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