Jules Bianchi Biography
(French Motor Racing & F1 Driver)
Birthday: August 3, 1989 (Leo)
Born In: Nice, France
Jules Lucien André Bianchi was a French Formula One driver. Over the course of his short career, he raced for Marussia F1 Team, Ferrari Driver Academy, and Sahara Force India. A native of the city of Nice, Bianchi was inspired by his grandfather, who took part in GT racing during the 1960s as well as three non-championship Formula One Grands Prix in 1961. Bianchi began kart racing when he was three years old. After he turned 17, Nicolas Todt became his manager. In 2007, he participated in French Formula Renault 2.0 for the first time, representing SG Formula. Bianchi initially joined F1 as a test driver for Sahara Force India in 2012. A year later, he debuted as an F1 driver in Australia for Marussia, ending his first race at the 15th place. At the end of the season, he had not managed to score any points and finished the season at the 19th place. Despite this, Marussia retained him for the following season. In 2014, he registered both his own and his team’s first points in F1 at the Monaco Grand Prix. In October 2014, during the Japanese Grand Prix, Bianchi was involved in an accident and suffered a diffuse axonal injury. Although he was immediately operated on and was put into an induced coma, he passed away in July 2015.