Jules Bianchi admits he is unsure of Ferrari's plans for him for the 2014 F1 season, but hasn't ruled out the possibility that he could be called up to a race seat for next year.
The Frenchman has produced some impressive performances for back-markers Marussia this season having been given the chance to make his debut when Luiz Razia's agreement with the Anglo-Russian squad fell apart.
Head of the Ferrari Driver Academy Luca Baldisserri has admitted he has been impressed with the way the 24-year-old has performed this season, saying he had made the step up to F1 'without any problems'
While Marussia insists it is keen to keep Bianchi for another season, the youngster could get an unexpected chance with Ferrari if it decides to move him into a race seat if Felipe Massa moves on but he insisted he wasn't sure on what plans were in place for his future.
“I don't know what Ferrari's plans are,” he was quoted as telling the Nice-Matin
newspaper. “If the team ever turns to me, it is because, in their opinion, I am ready to go to Maranello. We'll see.
“Maybe I will be asked to join the team this winter. Of course, I will not say no! If not, and I spend another season with Marussia - or go to another team to gain more experience - that would also be a good option.”
Bianchi added that he only expected a decision to be taken about his future when the current season is at an end.
“We will analyse the possibilities after the season,” he said. “I do not forget that Marussia gave me the chance to make my grand prix debut and if I stay in this team next year, it will be in good faith — that's all I can say.”