Jules Bianchi

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Jules Bianchi
Bianchi in 2012
Date of birth3 August 1989
Place of birthNice, France
Died17 July 2015
Place of deathNice, France
Related toLucien Bianchi (great-uncle)
Mauro Bianchi (grandfather)
Previous series
2009, 2012
GP2 Series
GP2 Asia Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
British Formula Three
Formula 3 Euro Series
French Formula Renault 2.0
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Championship titles
Formula 3 Euro Series
French Formula Renault 2.0

Jules Bianchi (3 August 1989 – 17 July 2015) was a French racing driver. He drove for the Marussia F1 team. He made his Formula One debut in 2013, driving for Marussia alongside Max Chilton. He previously raced in Formula Renault 3.5, the GP2 Series and Formula Three.

During the Japanese Grand Prix on 5 October, Bianchi's car crashed with a recovery vehicle which was helping to the car of Adrian Sutil, who had crashed the lap before. The race was cancelled after the crash. The FIA released a statement that CT scans have shown Bianchi suffered a "severe head injury" in the crash, and he will be transferred to intensive care following surgery.[1][2] Bianchi died in Nice, France on 17 July 2015 from complications of his injuries at the age of 25.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "F1 driver Jules Bianchi injured after crash in Japan – latest updates", The Guardian, 5 October 2014
  2. "Bianchi undergoes surgery after Suzuka crash". Formula 1. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  3. DiZinno, Tony (17 July 2015). "Jules Bianchi dies at age 25, his family confirms". NBC Sports. Retrieved 17 July 2015.

Other websites[change | change source]

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