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A Statement from the Bianchi Family
It is with deep sadness that the parents of Jules Bianchi, Philippe and Christine, his brother Tom and sister Mélanie, wish to make it known that Jules passed away last night at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) in Nice, (France) where he was admitted following the accident of 5th October 2014 at Suzuka Circuit during the Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix.
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.
Marussia is not commenting on claims it will sit out the next races and is on the verge of being put into the hands of administrators.
Amid Caterham’s well-documented troubles, Bernie Ecclestone revealed that Marussia will also sit out the Austin-Brazil double header. And F1 business journalist Christian Sylt claims the team has notified the High Court that it also intends to go into administration.
An experienced F1 recovery vehicle driver in Brazil has defended his Japanese colleagues in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s horror crash.
A group of well-known F1 names will work with the sport’s governing body to investigate the crash of seriously injured driver Jules Bianchi.
It is already known that new processes for yellow flag periods, and safety skirts for recovery vehicles, will be looked into by the newly-formed ‘accident panel’ instigated by FIA president Jean Todt.