Why Bianchi must not be written off
Jules Bianchi began the season as favourite to win the 2011 GP2 Series, but after a sequence of incidents the Frenchman is all but out of the title chase. Nevertheless, argues Glenn Freeman, that doesn't mean he's not got what it takes to make it in Formula 1
Jules Bianchi was one of the hot favourites for this year's GP2 title. He was by no means the only tip for the crown given the level of experience at the front of the field, but he was definitely expected to be in the thick of the fight.
Yet before the season has even reached halfway, Bianchi is 26 points adrift in the standings. And after another weekend to forget in Valencia, he went as far as ruling himself out of title contention for 2011.
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