Jules Bianchi dies from Suzuka crash injuries



Nine months after the brutal crash during the Japanese Grand Prix, F1 driver Jules Bianchi has passed away. 

Bianchi suffered a diffuse axonal injury from the crash. After coming out of a nine month coma, he fought tirelessly to survive, ultimately passing beside his family in Nice, France.

The Marussia team, now known as “Manor”, said Bianchi had left an “indelible mark on all our lives.”

After Bianchi’s death, his family stated, “We thank Jules’s 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.” 

Bianchi is the first F1 driver to die from injuries sustained in a grand prix since Ayrton Senna at the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola in 1994.

Many have gone to social media such as Twitter and Facebook to mourn the loss of the talented and courageous driver: “No words can describe what his family and the sport have lost. All I can say it was a pleasure knowing and racing you,” tweeted British driver Max Chilton,  who was Bianchi’s teammate last year.

Jules Bianchi will be missed and his family will be held in our prayers.