Remember 2014, Monaco GP? This was where we saw the potential greatness of a driver so cruelly taken away from us during that horrific day in Suzuka, but let’s try to remember what he did before in Monaco that year.
Having qualified 19th, the first of the ‘new’ backmarker teams, Jules then was demoted to the back row due to a gearbox change penalty. Incredibly he finished the race 9th despite having two time penalties to serve (without the second one he would’ve placed 8th), an astonishing feat in a Marussia!
His original 8th place, before the post-race time penalty was imposed, saw him finish on track ahead of Romain Grosjean, then driving for Lotus, and the Frenchman will be paying tribute to his departed compatriot by sporting a special helmet in tribute to Jules this weekend.