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Ferrari pushing for Bianchi seat

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Jules Bianchi tested for both Ferrari and Force India in 2012 © Sutton Images
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Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has confirmed the team wants to find Jules Bianchi a role in Formula One this season.

Bianchi was the reserve driver at Force India in 2012, taking part in numerous Friday practice sessions as well as the Magny Cours Young Driver Test for both Force India and Ferrari. As part of his role in the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA), the team is eager for him to get race experience and Bianchi has been touted as a potential team-mate of Paul di Resta at Force India this season.

While Force India has yet to decide on its driver line-up, Domenicali was keen to point out at Ferrari's Wrooom event that Pedro de la Rosa's addition to the team comes at a time when it is looking to get Bianchi another role elsewhere.

"Pedro therefore joins a group of drivers that already includes Davide Rigon, Marc Gene, Andrea Bertolini and Jules Bianchi," Domenicali said. "Regarding the latter, who is also part of the FDA, we are currently trying to find him a role in Formula One and when we have some news, we will let you know."