Alonso: Bianchi at start of great career
27 May 2014 – Fernando Alonso reckons Jules Bianchi is at the beginning of a 'great career' and he expects the Ferrari Academy youngster to make further steps in the wake of his fantastic ninth place finish in the Monaco Grand Prix.
Bianchi not only notched up his first points in Formula 1 last weekend, but also the first for backmarkers Marussia, the team having entered the sport back in 2010, some four years ago, as Virgin Racing.
"We spend a lot of time together in Maranello, we play football, we go cycling, we travel together on the same plane for some races," Alonso told Reuters.
"He's a friend and I'm extremely happy for him and very proud of what his result will mean for him in his career. I have no doubt it will be a good career."
"Hopefully with this result he can have a more competitive car next year and show his talent even more," Alonso added.