Jules Bianchi's career in pictures

Motorsport.com's reflects back on Jules Bianchi's entire racing career in pictures.

Jules Bianchi's career in pictures

Jules Bianchi, ART Grand Prix Dallara-Mercedes

Jules Bianchi, ART Grand Prix Dallara-Mercedes
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Jules Bianchi entered the F3 Euro series in 2008, finishing third in his rookie season - two places behind champion Nico Hulkenberg.

Jules Bianchi, Nico Hulkenberg, Jon Lancaster (ART Grand Prix Dallara-Mercedes)

Jules Bianchi, Nico Hulkenberg, Jon Lancaster (ART Grand Prix Dallara-Mercedes)
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The same year he took part in Masters of F3 in Zolder, beating Hulkenberg and Jon Lancaster to victory.

Jules Bianchi, ART Grand Prix Dallara F308 Mercedes

Jules Bianchi, ART Grand Prix Dallara F308 Mercedes
3/18

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He dominated the F3 Euro series in 2008, scoring nine victories and 12 podiums en route to the title.

Jules Bianchi, Tests for Scuderia Ferrari

Jules Bianchi, Tests for Scuderia Ferrari
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In 2009 he tested a Ferrari F1 car for the first time. Impressed by his skills, the Scuderia signed him up for their young driver programme.

Jules Bianchi

Jules Bianchi
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Photo by: GP2 Series Media Service

After a brief period in the 2009-10 GP2 Asia series, Bianchi landed a seat with ART in the main GP2 series. He finished third in the championship, behind future F1 drivers Sergio Perez and Pastor Maldonado.

Jules Bianchi celebrates his pole position

Jules Bianchi celebrates his pole position
6/18

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Like all the drivers his goal was to be number 1.

Jules Bianchi, Test Driver, Scuderia Ferrari

Jules Bianchi, Test Driver, Scuderia Ferrari
7/18

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Ferrari signed Bianchi as their official reserve.

Jules Bianchi

Jules Bianchi
8/18

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Bianchi finished third again in 2011, but just one point behind second-placed Luca Filippi.

Podium: race winner Jules Bianchi, Lotus ART

Podium: race winner Jules Bianchi, Lotus ART
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During that year, he won the feature race at Silverstone.

Jules Bianchi

Jules Bianchi
10/18

Photo by: GP2 Media Service

Bianchi also raced in GP2 Asia series in 2011, finishing runner-up to Romain Grosjean.

Jules Bianchi, Sahara Force India Formula One Team, test driver

Jules Bianchi, Sahara Force India Formula One Team, test driver
11/18

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In 2012 Bianchi joined the Force India team as their reserve driver.

Jules Bianchi, Sahara Force India F1 Team

Jules Bianchi, Sahara Force India F1 Team
12/18

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Here's him driving the VJM05 during Spanish GP practice.

Jules Bianchi

Jules Bianchi
13/18

Photo by: Lucien Harmegnies

Alongside his reserve driver duties, he competed in the Formula Renault 3.5 series, where he lost the title to Robin Frijns under controversial circumstances in the season finale.

Jules Bianchi announced as driver with Marussia F1 Team

Jules Bianchi announced as driver with Marussia F1 Team
14/18

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In 2013, Bianchi finally became a full-time Formula 1 race driver after joining the Marussia F1 team.

Jules Bianchi, Marussia F1 Team MR02

Jules Bianchi, Marussia F1 Team MR02
15/18

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He finished 15th at his very first race in Australia.

Jules Bianchi, Marussia F1 Team MR03 on the grid

Jules Bianchi, Marussia F1 Team MR03 on the grid
16/18

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The highlight of his F1 career came a year later at Monaco where he scored his and Marussia's first points in Monaco.

Jules Bianchi, and the Marussia F1 Team celebrate his and the team's first ever F1 points with his ninth place finish

Jules Bianchi, and the Marussia F1 Team celebrate his and the team's first ever F1 points with his ninth place finish
17/18

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The result was crucial for the survival of Marussia.

Jules Bianchi, Marussia F1 Team MR03

Jules Bianchi, Marussia F1 Team MR03
18/18

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RIP, Jules.
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