Jules Bianchi says he is hopeful that he can one day make the step up to compete for Ferrari in F1.

The Frenchman is a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy and has made a solid start to his F1 career having secured a late deal to race for Marussia this year in place of Luiz Razia - who lost his seat when sponsorship funds failed to materialise.

Bianchi's performances thus far have led to widespread praise and while he admitted that his focus was fully on doing the best job possible for his current team, the 23-year-old said he was also eager to show Ferrari what he can do in the long term.

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"It is something we have in mind because I already have a contract with them in the Academy, so we want for sure to do something in the future," he told Sky Sports. "But, it is too early to know about that. We have done only two races, we still have 17 races to do and we will see what happens.

"But, I don't want to put any extra pressure - I am with Marussia now, I want to do a good job for them and then we will see what happens.

"I need to stay at this level first of all and improve. We will see next year what happens, but I would be pleased to stay with Marussia next year again."