Jules Bianchi has played down suggestions he might usurp Giancarlo Fisichella as Ferrari's reserve driver for 2010.

Jules Bianchi has played down suggestions he might usurp Giancarlo Fisichella as Ferrari's reserve driver for 2010.

The 20-year-old Frenchman, whose career is being handled by Felipe Massa's manager Nicolas Todt, has been signed for an unspecified role by the Italian team.

Veteran Fisichella insists his role as Ferrari's new third driver is secure, but rumours have indicated that the late arrival of Bianchi could see the Roman relegated.

Bianchi will race this year for Todt's ART team in GP2.

"I am thinking about my first season in GP2," he told the French newspaper La Tribune. "After that, we will see about the future and F1."

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