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Bianchi has 'real chance' with Force India

Jules Bianchi still in frame for Force India promotion

Jules Bianchi has a 'real chance' of securing a race drive with Force India in F1 2013, his manager has said.

Bianchi has been test and reserve driver for the Silverstone-based team this year alongside his work as part of Ferrari's Young Driver Programme and a racing programme in the World Series by Renault, and is one of a number of drivers said to be in consideration for the seat alongside Paul di Resta.

“The decision is in the hands of two or three people at the Force India F1 team,” his manager, Nicolas Todt told RMC Sport. “I think Jules has a real chance but nothing is done. As of today I do not think anyone has signed.

“There are many drivers knocking on the door at Force India. Jules is one of those in contention and the aim is to get a race seat for 2013.”

Others being evaluated include former Force India driver Adrian Sutil, ex-Toro Rosso man Jaime Alguersuari, as well as possibly Bruno Senna and Heikki Kovalainen.




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Free Practice 1: Jules Bianchi (FRA), Test Driver, Sahara Force India Formula One Team VJM05
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Free Practice 1: Jules Bianchi (FRA), Test Driver, Sahara Force India Formula One Team VJM05
Free Practice 1: Jules Bianchi (FRA), Test Driver, Sahara Force India Formula One Team VJM05
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Free Practice 1: Jules Bianchi (FRA), Test Driver, Sahara Force India Formula One Team VJM05

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mrfill

December 20, 2012 6:35 PM

All this faffing around by Force India probably explains Hulkenberg's move. To keep their drivers hanging on while all the other available seats get taken must be a bit demoralising. di Resta may have burnt his bridges hoping for the McLaren drive and now he could be out on his ear whereas Nico found a decent mid-range team and left rather than being left hanging about for weeks. PdR certainly won't be too pleased if it is announced that Suil and Bianchi are the 2013 drivers - and that is not impossible.



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