French GP2 series champion, began competing in Formula One in 2009.
He won his first championship, the Swiss Formula Renault 1.6, in 2003 at age 17.
He finished 8th in the 2012 Formula One World Championships.
He married his longtime girlfriend Marion Jolles on June 27, 2012.
He became teammates with Kimi Raikkonen on the Lotus F1 Team in 2012.