Latest on Formula 1 news: Jules Bianchi, dies after 9 months of coma , F1 driver died on Friday night from severe head injuries that he sustained in a rain-hit crash.
The latest F1 circuit tragedy happened at Japanese Grand Prix in October of 2014. Bianchi, 25, was in coma since the fatal accident at Suzuka circuit. He was under medical life support at the Center Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice, France and diagnosed with “diffuse axonal injury”. “Jules fought right to the end, as he always did, but today his battle came to an end,” Bianchi family stated on Saturday morning.
“The pain we feel is immense and indescribable.”
In 2014 Japanese Grand Prix, the aforementioned F1 driver lost control of his Marussia due to heavy rainfall caused by the Typhoon Phanfoe, resulting to crash unto a recovery vehicle that immediately hit him unconscious and initially treated at the crash site.
Worst of all, the bad weather made it impossible to use the air ambulance for quick transfer to a nearby medical facility.
Thus, Bianchi who was already in critical condition at that time due to head injury was transported by road to Mie Prefectural General Medical Center in Yokkaichi, the nearest hospital to the circuit, and underwent a surgery to cut severe bruising to his head.
As to recall, the driver’s Formula One début for the Marussia team finished at 15th place in Australia. He failed to score any points in his début season and finished 19th overall. However, he notched his first points in F1 2014 while racing at the Monaco Grand Prix.
He started 34 races for the Manor team and scored the team’s best score.
Bianchi is the first driver who died from injuries sustained in a Grand Prix Arena since the legendary Ayrton Senna’s death following an accident at San Marino in 1994.