Only days before his crash, Bianchi had spoken about his readiness to race for Ferrari.
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Jules Bianchi was being lined up by Ferrari as the man to replace Kimi Raikkonen before the Frenchman's crash in Japan last October, according to the team's former chairman Luca di Montezemolo.Former Ferrari principal Stefano Domenicali confirmed separately to Sky that the team had had big plans for Bianchi, who joined Ferrari's academy in 2009 and was a test driver for the team.Bianchi had made his F1 debut with Ferrari-powered Marussia in 2013, scoring that team's first and to date only points in Monaco last year when he finished ninth.He had been tipped for a move to Ferrari-powered Sauber, the team that also served as a springboard to Ferrari for Felipe Massa, this year as part of his career development.
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