FIA to retire number 17 from Formula 1

As a mark of respect to the late Jules Bianchi the FIA has retired his racing number 17 from Formula 1. The FIA’s brief statement follows: 20.07.15 – Jean Todt, President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) announced that the car number 17 will be retired from the FIA Formula One World Championship in […]

Jules Bianchi 1989–2015

French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi passed away today, finally succumbing to the severe head injuries he suffered after crashing at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. He was 25-years-old. The news was confirmed in a statement published to Facebook by the Bianchi family. Word of Bianchi’s death comes just days after Jules’ father, Phillipe, spoke on […]

Philippe Bianchi: “There is no significant progress”

The father of Jules Bianchi spoke to a French radio station recently and said there has been “no significant progress” in his son’s recovery from the injuries suffered in his accident at the Japanese Grand Prix last October. “In general, progress needs to be made in the first six months,” Philippe Bianchi said in an […]

“We have to be strong, like Jules”

Philippe Bianchi, father of Jules, has recently spoken to Italian media about his son’s condition. Unfortunately, and usurprisingly, it’s not terribly encouraging news. “Jules is still in a coma. As long as he does not wake up, the only thing we can do is wait,” Philippe Bianchi told Gazzetta dello Sport. “It takes patience, a […]

Update on Jules Bianchi

In a recent update the family of Jules Bianchi confirmed he remains unconscious but continues to fight. He has been moved from intensive care and has commenced a program of rehabilition therapy. “It was a significant and very comforting step for us to be able to bring Jules home to France last month, to continue […]

FIA report: “Bianchi did not slow sufficiently”

A 396 page report into the Jules Bianchi accident at the Japanese Grand Prix has been presented to the FIA World Motorsport Council and makes several recommendations to be applied to all international circuit racing. A summary of the report published by the FIA states: “Bianchi did not slow sufficiently to avoid losing control at […]

Jules Bianchi out of induced coma, remains critical

The family of former Marussia driver Jules Bianchi, who was seriously injured at the Japanese Grand Prix, has confirmed he is no longer in an artifical coma. However, he remains unconscious and his condition is still critical. “Jules is no longer in the artificial coma in which he was placed shortly after the accident, however […]

Marussia F1 Team closes its doors

The Marussia F1 Team has been shut down and will not race again this year or in 2015. Administrators FRP Advisory LLP were unable to find a buyer for the team and as a result all staff have been made redundant. “It goes without saying that it is deeply regrettable that a business with such […]

Marussia reacts to Bianchi crash allegations

Apparently there have been reports in the media hinting at negligence from both Jules Bianchi and the Marussia F1 Team in the immediate moments prior to Bianchi’s life-threatening crash. The allegations are twofold, first that Bianchi did not slow down under the double waved yellow flags where Adrian Sutil’s car was being retrieved and secondly, […]

Marussia to rest Bianchi’s car in Sochi

The Marussia F1 Team has decided to run one car only at its home grand prix in Sochi this weekend as a mark of respect to Jules Bianchi. “We have written to the Stewards of the Meeting to inform them that we have withdrawn our second car,” reads an official team statement. “Notwithstanding the presence […]

A statement from the family of Jules Bianchi

Jules Bianchi is currently in a “critical but stable condition” according to a statement released by his family via the Marussia website. You can read the full text after the break, but the key information is shown below: “This is a very difficult time for our family, but the messages of support and affection for […]

Lewis Hamilton wins 2014 Japanese GP

Lewis Hamilton won a rain-affected Japanese Grand Prix yesterday, his third win on end and eighth for the year. But the day will be remembered more for its wet weather and the race-ending crash involving Jules Bianchi. With heavy rain falling at the scheduled start time the race began behind the Safety Car. With no […]