Interview with Jules Bianchi, Lotus ART driver in Gp2, best rookie in Gp2 Series 2010, Vice Champion in Gp2 Asia Series 2011 and member of Ferrari Driver Academy and Official Ferrari test driver.
What is the meaning for you to be a Nazionale Piloti driver?
To be a driver of Nazionale Piloti is a good opportunity for me because you can live some beautiful moments in which you are fine with all the drivers and with the staff of the team: in the track we are in competition because every driver battle for the final win but in the field we are joined in one single team. And then it’s beautiful to stay together to have fun in a sport that is very different from Gp2 or F1: the most important thing remains the charity. It’s very important for me to do something to help, with the other drivers, the people who are less luck of us and who are in difficult.
What do you like about Italy?
I like a lot Italy because it is a very beautiful country. The mine is France but I’m very well in Italy: I don’t live so far and so I can come in Italy a lot of times. It’s a sort of second family for me in which I live some very good moments and this is because I’m very good in Italy.
You are a Lotus ART driver in Gp2 but you have some chances to drive a Formula Uno car. What differences you find between F1 and Gp2 for the emotions?
To drive a Formula One car is an incredible and fantastic emotion: you know that one Formula One is the maximum of all the Formulas and it has the best technology of the world and so the emotion that you find in the moment you get in the car is very strong. To drive in a track is always wonderful but with a Formula One car is really something unique.