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Jules Bianchi

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Jules Bianchi (born August 3, 1989 in Nice, France) is a French racing driver.

Jules is the grandson of Mauro Bianchi, 3 times World Champion in the GT category, and the grandnephew of Lucien, who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and competed in nineteen Grands Prix in the Formula One World Championship between 1959 and 1968, with a podium finish in Monaco.


Jules signed with a karting factory team in 2003, with Maranello Karting. Under the wing of Armando Filini, he soon learned the professional way of working and found himself in a family environment which enabled him to progress with ease, which turn into a successful career in karting, becoming WSK International Series champion in the ICC class in 2006, before he had become Asia-Pacific champion Formula A in 2005.

In 2007 Bianchi left karting and raced in the French Formula Renault 2.0 where he finished as champion. He was signed to drive for ART Grand Prix in late 2007 and he's currently managed by Nicolas Todt, manager of Formula One's Felipe Massa and Sébastien Bourdais.

In 2008 Bianchi won the Masters of Formula 3 at Zolder.

Bianchi continued in the F3 Euroseries in 2009, leading ART's line-up along with rookie team-mates Valtteri Bottas, Esteban Gutiérrez and Adrien Tambay.

In August 2009, Bianchi was linked by the BBC and various other media sources to the second Ferrari Formula One seat occupied by Luca Badoer during Felipe Massa's absence.

Bianchi will drive for ART in the forthcoming GP2 Asia season and the 2010 GP2 Series season.

Racing Record

Season Series Team Car No. Races Wins Poles FLaps Points Position
2009 British Formula Three Championship 22px-Flag of France.svg.png ART Grand Prix 91 4 2 0 3 0 NC†
2009 F3 Euroseries 1 18 8 5 6 102* 1st
2009 World Series by Renault SG Formula 26 1 0 0 0 0* NC*
2008 F3 Euroseries ART Grand Prix 24 20 2 2 2 47 3rd
2007 French Formula Renault 2.0 SG Formula 6 13 5 5 10 172 1st
2007 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 SG Formula 43 8 0 1 1 9 11th
  • * Season in progress. † - As Bianchi was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.


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