Apr 4, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT
Marussia rookie Jules Bianchi, who’s already put in a star turn in the first two races of the 2013 Formula 1 season, still admits he has room for improvement.
Bianchi entered with only a day and a half of testing in the Marussia Cosworth after also testing for Force India this offseason.
“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 told Autosport. “It’s just confidence in the car as we didn’t run much (pre-season).”
Bianchi estimated he only entered Melbourne only “90 to 95 percent ready” and figures once the European season starts in Spain and the first round of car upgrades enter the equation, he and Marussia can be even better.
While fellow tail-ender squad Caterham has made Q2 before, Marussia has yet to do so in either of its guises as Marussia or Virgin prior to that. If the team continues the development push and Bianchi improves as estimated, that’s a target that can be achieved.
His strong start has thus far relegated teammate Max Chilton to the background, and already impressed his team bosses.