An incident in the Ferrari garage during this morning's free practice session has led to speculation that F3 Euroseries Championship leader Jules Bianchi could be heading to Ferrari to replace Luca Badoer.
The French youngster, grandnephew of Belgian Lucian Bianchi, who contested sixteen Grand Prix with Equipe Nationale Belge, Reg Parnell, Scuderia Centro Sud and Cooper in the 60s, was seen at the back of the Ferrari garage - behind Luca Badoer's car - along with his manager Nicolas Todt and a member of the Ferrari crew.
As the trio were spotted deep in conversation by a TV camera crew, Ferrari press office Luca Colajanni headed to the back of the garage to remonstrate with Todt and the Ferrari team member, with Bianchi hurriedly exiting stage left.
Bianchi, who was twenty earlier this month, and is regarded as hot property, is currently leading the F3 Euroseries with the ART Grand Prix team, having also made a couple of appearances in the British F3 series. The youngster finished third in the 2008 F3 Euroseries having previously won the 2007 French Formula Renault 2.0 Championship.