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Family: Bianchi in critical but stable condition

Family of Jules Bianchi says the Formula One driver is in critical but stable condition

Marussia Formula One team principal John Booth leaves a hospital where his team's driver Jules Bianchi is receiving medical treatment in Yokkaichi, ce...

Japan F1 GP Auto Racing Bianchi Crash

Marussia Formula One team principal John Booth leaves a hospital where his team's driver Jules Bianchi is receiving medical treatment in Yokkaichi, ce...

TOKYO (AP) -- The family of Jules Bianchi says the Formula One driver remains in critical but stable condition.

Bianchi had emergency surgery for a severe head injury on Sunday after a crash during the Japanese Grand Prix.

In a statement distributed in conjunction with the Mie Medical Center, Bianchi's family says the driver "has suffered a diffuse axonal injury and is in a critical but stable condition."

Bianchi crashed on the 44th lap in Sunday's rain-shortened race at the Suzuka circuit. His car went off at Turn 7, where Sauber driver Adrian Sutil had crashed two laps earlier.

According to a report issued by FIA, Bianchi lost control of his car, travelled across the run-off area and hit the back of the tractor that was being used to remove Sutil's car.


Updated : 2021-01-29 00:31 GMT+08:00