The 2009 F3 Euro Series review

The 2009 F3 Euro Series review

Highly-rated French youngster Jules Bianchi lived up to his billing as favourite for the Euro F3 title. Glenn Freeman tells the story of his championship year

There's a bit of a formula in the F3 Euro Series at the moment. Firstly, don't even think about winning the title in your rookie year – it's too much to ask. The second piece of the puzzle involves getting yourself a drive with ART (formerly ASM) for your second season, then it's just a case of getting the job done.

It worked a treat for Jamie Green, Lewis Hamilton, Paul di Resta, Romain Grosjean and Nico Hulkenberg from 2004-2008, and as Hulkenberg's title-winning season drew to a close last year, Frenchman Jules Bianchi seemed the natural heir to the throne. In the end, his campaign was even more dominant than Hulkenberg's so the 2010 GP2 field had better watch out.

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