Full Potential Still To Be Found – Bianchi

Marussia’s Jules Bianchi insists that he has not yet shown his full potential at Marussia, despite the very strong form he is demonstrating already.

The Frenchman gained his seat at the team at the last-minute when Brazilian rookie, Luiz Razia ran into funding problems and was subsequently dropped from the team.

It was thought that Bianchi made the wrong call in moving from his reserve role in Force India and into the back-marker Marussia team, which finished 11th in last year’s constructors championship.

Yet, Bianchi has impressed in his first two races, setting himself clearly the best of the four back-marker drivers and indeed at some times fighting the likes of the Toro Rosso and Williams.

However, Bianchi believes he can go even further – once updates are applied to his car at the Spanish Grand Prix.

“I don’t want to say I will gain one second or anything like that, I’m being realistic.” He told AUTOSPORT. “In Melbourne, I was 90-95 per cent ready and already feeling really confident with the car. In Spain, we will be at 100 per cent, when everything will come together and we bring some new pieces to the car.”

But he is not expecting the upgrades to bring a huge difference to the team.

My driving is already good but I need to work on it and maybe I will find one-tenth on my side, which would be good,” he said. It’s just confidence in the car as we didn’t run much (pre-season).”

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