Jules Bianchi: Marussia driver's career in pictures

Jules Bianchi prior to the Japanese Grand Prix
The world of Formula 1 is in shock after the death of Jules Bianchi. The 25-year-old suffered a severe head injury in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix last October. The Frenchman is pictured here on his way to the grid for his final race.
Jules Bianchi as a karting driver in 2006
In 2007, Bianchi shows his potential as a younger driver as he moves into single seaters as reigning French karting champion and wins the Formula Renault 2.0 series at his first attempt, winning five races and scoring 11 podiums in 13 races.
Bianchi in 2009
Bianchi tests a Formula 1 car for the first time at the young drivers' test at Jerez in 2009 for Ferrari, months after being linked as a potential stand-in for Felipe Massa at Ferrari after the Brazilian suffered a head injury in an accident in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying.
Jules Bianchi as a test driver for Ferrari in 2011
Bianchi becomes a member of Ferrari’s young driver programme in 2011, testing for the team at their private track at Fiorano and taking part in the young drivers' test in Abu Dhabi.
Bianchi as part of the Force India team in 2012
As his reputation grows, Ferrari loan Bianchi to Force India for 2012, where he takes part in nine Friday practice sessions as test and reserve driver. He also finishes second in the Formula Renault 3.5 series, a feeder series to Formula 1.
Jules Bianchi signing autographs prior to the Monaco Grand Prix this year.
In 2013, Bianchi gets his shot as a Formula 1 race driver when Marussia sign him just before the season starts. His finishes 13th in an uncompetitive car at the Malaysian Grand Prix as the team achieve 10th in the constructors’ championship.
Jules Bianchi celebrates with his team following his 9th place finish at the Monaco Grand Prix.
After a tough start to the 2014 season, the 25-year-old says it feels “amazing” as he scores his – and Marussia’s – first points in Formula 1 with an impressive drive to ninth at the Monaco Grand Prix. He was described by Fernando Alonso as a "top driver".
Jules Bianchi
At the Japanese GP during lap 41, Bianchi crashed into a recovery vehicle as it lifted Sauber driver Adrian Sutil's car.
Jules Bianchi
"Jules fought right to the very end, as he always did, but today his battle came to an end," his family said in a statement confirming the sad news. He competed in 34 races and won Marussia's only point before folding.