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F3 Japan Champion joins GP2 field
ART Grand Prix have confirmed that 21 year old Nobuharu Matsushita will join their 2015 GP2 Series campaign. Racing alongside Stoffel Vandoorne, the young Japanese driver will fight to return the team’s championship to the French based squad as he learns the ropes in the Formula One feeder series.
Jules Bianchi “will be very heavily disabled” if he ever emerges from his coma, according to the former F1 driver Philippe Streiff.
The Frenchman, who was paralysed after a 1989 crash, caused a stir on Wednesday when he told French radio Europe 1 that his friend Michael Schumacher is paralysed, can’t speak and has memory problems.
Jules Bianchi’s family has denied reports the French driver could soon be transferred from the hospital in Japan.
This Sunday will mark four weeks since the Marussia driver’s life-threatening Suzuka crash, and the family announced in a new statement late on Thursday that Bianchi is still in a “critical but stable” condition.
Here in Fuji everyone is thinking of Jules Bianchi, also in Japan, as he fights his most important battle.
“We are all with you” is the sentiment expressed by everyone from the Ferrari teams tackling the fifth round of the World Endurance Championship. All the drivers in the Fuji 6 Hours will take to the track bearing this special message to the Ferrari Driver Academy youngster.
“Professor Saillant and the Italian specialist who came at the request of Ferrari are cooperating fully with the local doctors” – Philippe Bianchi.
Five days after Jules Bianchi’s life-threatening crash at Suzuka, there is “no significant change” in his health condition, father Philippe has revealed. Bianchi’s father was speaking on Thursday to the French daily Nice-Matin, adding that the messages of support from the F1 paddock and around the world have been encouraging to the family.
Marussia is yet to declare how it will tackle this weekend’s Russian grand prix, as its race driver Jules Bianchi lies comatose in Japan.
F1 will court further controversy this weekend when Russian president Vladimir Putin oversees the inaugural grand prix at Sochi.