“My job now is to move forward and improve the car,” he confirmed, “I felt comfortable and managed to get the car handling well in the first few laps. Obviously, it is a bit different from what I knew before but I came here to work. At least, I know where we can improve with some of the references I have.”
Thanking his manager, Nicolas Todt, as well as Ferrari and the French motorsport federation, Bianchi admitted that he still finds it hard to believe that he will be on the starting grid when the opening round of 2013 rolls around in little over a week's time.
“Ever since I was small and doing karting, I have worked for F1, but it will take me two or three days for this to sink in,” he conceded.