Tag Archive: Jules Bianchi

May 26

Jules Bianchi’s family begins legal proceedings

“Jules Bianchi’s death was avoidable”
2014-06-05_0125 The family of the late Jules Bianchi are to begin legal proceedings against the FIA, Marussia and FOM following the F1 driver’s death as a result of injuries sustained during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

FIA President Jean Todt says bringing canopies into motorsport to improve cockpit safety must be done carefully and to what is practical

Todt careful in safety canopy investigations

2015-06-07_1820 FIA President Jean Todt says bringing canopies into motorsport to improve cockpit safety needs to be looked at very carefully to understand what is practical. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

FIA forging ahead with Mercedes’ ‘halo’ canopy evaluation

“We are trying to first find something that does the job”

FIA cockpit fermé The FIA reveals it will continue evaluation on a series of cockpit safety solutions with a view to introducing elements from 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Smedley: Safety still a concern with covered cockpits

“But that shouldn’t stop us doing it.”

Smedley: Safety still a concern with covered cockpitsRob Smedley admits that, while he acknowledges driver calls for cockpit canopies in F1, there is still a lot of thinking needed to come up with a suitable design solution. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Ricciardo: Closed cockpits last piece of puzzle

Closed cockpit discussions are back in the spotlight following the tragic death of Justin Wilson

2015-06-07_1997 Daniel Ricciardo says he believes the time has come for Formula 1 to ‘ignore tradition’ and adopt closed cockpit technology, rather than wait for another serious accident to occur. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

FIA to study closed-cockpit concepts!

Charlie Whiting says motorsport’s governing body will look into further ways to improve driver safety

2015-06-06_1639The FIA will consider ways to improve driver safety in the wake of Justin Wilson’s death, including a revisiting of closed-cockpit concepts. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Sebastian Vettel says equalling Ayrton Senna’s record of 41 career victories in the Hungarian Grand Prix is “something incredible”

Vettel: Equalling Senna record “something incredible”

Vettel: Equalling Senna record “something incredible”Sebastian Vettel: Mentioning Senna’s record is something incredible. I don’t know how to put this in words. I think nevertheless today is for Jules and his family.

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Jul 22

Hamilton: We’ll race hard for Jules

In memory of the late Jules Bianchi

2015-06-07_1724Lewis Hamilton admits that he will have the late Jules Bianchi on his mind at this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix, but says he will race as hard as ever in the Frenchman’s memory. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Jules Bianchi dies nine months after horrific crash

A Statement from the Bianchi Family

2014-06-05_0125It 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.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 30

A Statement from the Bianchi Family

“Jules’ neurological status remains unchanged”

2014-06-05_0125 The parents of Jules Bianchi, Philippe and Christine, would like to provide the following update regarding Jules’ medical situation.

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Dec 04

F1 Accident Panel: ‘Bianchi did not slow sufficiently’

One of the key issues

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (4) The Accident Panel set up by the FIA to investigate the circumstances surrounding Jules Bianchi’s crash in the Japanese Grand Prix says one of the key issues was Bianchi “did not slow sufficiently” Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Bianchi ‘will be heavily disabled’ – Streiff

Jules Bianchi “will be very heavily disabled” if he ever emerges from his coma, according to the former F1 driver Philippe Streiff.

2014-06-05_0125 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

A Statement from the Bianchi Family (updated)

Bianchi moved to France, Schumacher ‘paralysed’

2014-06-07_0284 The parents of Jules Bianchi, Philippe and Christine, would like to provide the following information regarding Jules’ medical care, by way of an update to the media and his fans. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

‘No change’ in Bianchi’s condition – Lowdon

Almost six weeks on, there is “no change” in Jules Bianchi’s condition

IMG_4100 That is the news of Graeme Lowdon, who as sporting director and president has overseen not only the aftermath of Frenchman Bianchi’s horror Suzuka crash, but also the closure of the struggling Marussia team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Brazil moves tractor after Bianchi crash

“The Bianchi accident certainly made us think”

Interlagos aerial Organisers of the Brazilian grand prix have tweaked safety measures in light of Jules Bianchi’s life-threatening Suzuka crash a month ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Alonso keeps F1 guessing over future

Fernando Alonso is keeping the F1 paddock in the dark over his future, as a string of rival drivers also wait impatiently for his next move.

2014-10-03_0196 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso Undoubtedly the most powerful player on the driver market, the Spaniard is said to have definitely split with Ferrari, but reports suggest a contractual impasse is in play between Alonso and the Italian team. Once that is past, Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari switch will surely become official, but for now even Kimi Raikkonen – the other driver wearing red – is on standby. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Family denies Bianchi to leave Japan

Jules Bianchi’s family has denied reports the French driver could soon be transferred from the hospital in Japan.

2014-06-05_0125 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

An update regarding Jules Bianchi

On behalf of the Bianchi family

IMG_4100 The family of Jules Bianchi would like to issue the following statement, by way of an update on Jules’ medical condition. The Marussia F1 Team is supporting the family by facilitating its communication. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Horror month for collapsing backmarker Marussia

October was a horror month for the F1 backmarker Marussia.

2014-02-22_0032 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi The first, tragic blow came in the shadow of the Suzuka typhoon, when the promising talent Jules Bianchi skidded into a recovery vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Brothers look to save troubled Marussia – report

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.

2014-06-05_0104 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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