F1’s Bianchi dies in coma
Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has finally succumbed to his injuries nine months after the horrible crash at the Japanese Grandprix. He did not recover from coma since the accident. The 25-year-old was being treated in a French hospital. Bianchi was Marussia’s driver in 2013 and 2014. He had served as a test driver for Ferrari and Force India. Bianchi’s first GP points came at the Monaco GP in 2014.
The 2014 Japanese Grand Prix was run in treacherous wet conditions as the result of a typhoon. Bianchi lost control of his car during the race and slid off course, colliding with a tractor that was removing the disabled car of another driver who had run off course at the same spot. After Bianchi’s crash, the race was red flagged and declared complete with nine laps remaining.
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