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24-07-2015, 19:11
On 5 October 2014, during the Japanese Grand Prix, Jules Bianchi lost control of his Marussia in very wet conditions and collided with a recovery vehicle, suffering a diffuse axonal injury. He underwent emergency surgery and was placed into an induced coma, and remained comatose until his death on 17 July 2015. Bianchi is the first Formula One driver to be killed as a result of an accident during a race event since Ayrton Senna at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.
In their official statement, Bianchi's family said:

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 in Nice. Jules fought to the end, as he has always done, but yesterday his battle ended. We feel an immense and indescribable pain.

The funeral service was held at Nice Cathedral, on 21 July. He lies at rest in his native city.

Now, let's all pay our respects for Jules Bianchi...


24-07-2015, 19:23

24-07-2015, 22:31
No more petty bones on the track without a yellow in F1. K
Amazingly safe cars otherwise. So sad. And unlucky. Almost forgot about him and his condition until now.

John Hargreaves
24-07-2015, 22:37
Ayrton Senna was indeed a great loss, but don‘t forget about Roland Ratzenberger.