race driver for team Marussia Jules Bianchi who suffered trauma to his head during the Japanese
Grand Prix on October 5, 2014 died on July 17, 2015, his family informed.
During the accident in Japan his car left the track and crashed into a recovery
vehicle, which was out on track to recover another car. Bianchi was rushed to
the General Medical Center in the Mie Prefecture in Japan and later transferred
to Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) in Nice, France. After fighting for
his life for 9 months, Jules Bianchi succumbed to his injuries.
We at Motown
India join the rest of the Formula 1 community in extending our most
sincere prayers and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jules.
Bianchi’s family which includes Philippe Bianchi (Father), Christine Bianchi
(Mother), Melanie (Sister) and Tom (Brother) released a statement that Jules
Bianchi passed away on July 17, 2015.
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
“Jules fought right to the very end, as he always did,
but today his battle came to an end,” said the Bianchi family. “The pain we
feel is immense and indescribable. We wish to thank the medical staff at Nice’s
CHU who looked after him with love and dedication. We also thank the staff of the
General Medical Center in the Mie Prefecture (Japan) who looked after Jules
immediately after the accident, as well as all the other doctors who have been
involved with his care over the past months.
Furthermore, we thank Jules’ colleagues, friends, fans
and everyone who has demonstrated their affection for him over these past
months, which gave us great strength and helped us deal with such difficult
times. Listening to and reading the many messages made us realise just how much
Jules had touched the hearts and minds of so many people all over the world.
We would like to ask that our privacy is respected
during this difficult time, while we try to come to terms with the loss of
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