Jules Bianchi is set to take over the role at Ferrari currently occupied by Giancarlo Fisichella.

Jules Bianchi is set to take over the role at Ferrari currently occupied by Giancarlo Fisichella.

The Italian team announced on Thursday that Frenchman Bianchi, a frontrunner in the GP2 series this year, will be a Ferrari "test driver" in 2011.

But Ferrari has not yet clarified if this means Bianchi will be taking over from Fisichella as the third/reserve driver.

Italian publication Autosprint believes he will.

The report said Fisichella will instead "be concentrating on racing touring cars" in 2011.

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