Jules Bianchi’s condition is still believed to be critical after he crashed into a recovery vehicle in yesterday’s Japanese Grand Prix.
A number of media outlets had reported that the 25-year-old was breathing unaided, however these reports have not been confirmed and the Marussia driver’s condition is still thought to be critical following the horror crash yesterday.
A statement released from the FIA read as follows.
“Adrian Sutil lost control of his car, spun and hit the tyre barrier on the outside of turn seven. 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.
“The driver was removed from the car, taken to the circuit medical centre and then by ambulance to hospital. The CT scan shows he has suffered a severe head injury and is undergoing surgery. Following this, he will be moved to intensive care where he will be monitored. Mie General Hospital will issue an update as soon as further information becomes available.”
The Marussia Formula One team released a statement this morning calling for patience and understanding regarding updates on Jules Bianchi’s medical state.
“We would like to acknowledge the huge outpouring of support and affection for Jules and the team at this very difficult time.
“With regard to the communication of information concerning Jules’s medical condition, we will respect and be guided by the wishes of the Bianchi family. Together with Jules’s care, they will remain our highest priority.
“Therefore, we would ask for patience and understanding with regard to further medical updates, which will be communicated in conjunction with the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi, where Jules is being treated, when they feel it is appropriate.”
Sadly Jules Bianchi’s crash yesterday is a reminder of the dangers of F1 and let’s hope he can make a full recovery following the tragic events of yesterday.
Dan Dalton, Pundit Arena.
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