Jules BianchiJules Bianchi has admitted he is struggling to put his Formula Renault 3.5 title-deciding clash with Robin Frijns behind him.

The Ferrari junior driver crashed out of the season finale at Barcelona nearly two weeks ago after he and Frijns collided when the Dutchman tried to re-pass him for fourth place.

While Frijns was later penalised for the incident in the race results, he was still crowned champion as he was ahead of Bianchi in the standings before the race.

“I’d be lying if I said that what happened two weeks ago in Barcelona is now all behind me,” Bianchi told Ferrari’s website.

“I still find myself occasionally thinking about how the championship ended.

“I was in a strong position, but that’s not the point. I would have liked to have been able to fight to the end without any sort of mishap, but that didn’t happen.”

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Bianchi added that despite the disappointing end to his campaign, he had enjoyed his year in Formula Renault 3.5 after switching from GP2.

“Apart from the way it ended, my season was positive,” he said. “In 2012 I had the chance to grow in a new environment.

“For me, Formula Renault 3.5 was a new experience and I came up against many strong competitors which proved how competitive the series is.

“I had to fight for every point and I’m pleased with the job we did.”

Jules Bianchi The Frenchman, who has also gained some Formula 1 experience this year as Force India’s test driver, added that he is currently focused on landing an F1 race seat for next year.

“The objective me and my management have set ourselves is to get a race drive in next year’s Formula 1 world championship,” he said.

“It will not be easy, because there aren’t many seats available and there are a lot of drivers on the market.

“But I hope we can find something worthwhile, maybe getting a little bit of the luck that eluded us two weeks ago in Barcelona.”

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/bianchi-still-seething-over-frijns-clash

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