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Jules Bianchi Ready for Next Step in Formula 1, but Should Ferrari Sign Him?

Ferrari's choice of driver to replace the injured Kimi Raikkonen for this week's two-day test at Silverstone was telling. The Prancing Horse could have played it safe and allowed Pedro de la Rosa, their regular test driver, an extended run in 2014-spec machinery. They could have asked Fernando Alonso, a two-time world champion, to hang around for a couple of days after the British Grand Prix to do the donkey work. But they opted for Jules Bianchi, the Marussia driver, to fill the Raikkonen-sized void. It was by no means the most surprising choice, of course—the Frenchman has been a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy since 2009—but it was by far the most fascinating. It is almost a year since Daniel Ricciardo, the then-Toro Ro...

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