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An experienced F1 recovery vehicle driver in Brazil has defended his Japanese colleagues in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s horror crash.
The teams and drivers may have leapt 8,000 kilometres from Suzuka to Sochi, but Jules Bianchi remains in the minds of the entire F1 world.
As was and is still the case with F1 legend Michael Schumacher, protagonists and pundits are now turning to the opinions of external experts to know more about the predicament the talented 25-year-old Frenchman finds himself in.
Jules Bianchi was on course for a future wearing Ferrari red — and perhaps as soon as 2015.
That is the claim of outgoing Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, who told Italian media at the Genoa Boat Show on Monday that he was “very sad” to know the team’s leading ‘academy’ driver is now fighting for his life in Japan.
“The light was low and the track was slippery and that’s why I was caught out” – Adrian Sutil
With the extent of Jules Bianchi’s injuries still unclear, F1 is already turning its attention to the controversial circumstances surrounding his accident that stopped the wet Japanese grand prix on Sunday.
Jules Bianchi accident, 2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
FIA Statement in full – On lap 42, Adrian Sutil lost control of his car, spun and hit the tyre barrier on the outside of Turn 7.The marshals displayed double waved yellow flags before the corner to warn drivers of the incident. A recovery vehicle was despatched in order to lift the car and take it to a place of safety behind the guardrail. While this was being done the driver of car 17, Jules Bianchi, lost control of his car, travelled across the run-off area and hit the back of the tractor.