F1 News: MARUSSIA F1 TEAM. Jules Bianchi Accident, 2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

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Jules Bianchi Accident, 2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

5 October 2014, 22.30hrs local/14.30hrs BST
Suzuka, Japan
Please find to follow the content of a media statement issued by Matteo Bonciani, FIA Formula One Head of Communications & Media Delegate, a short time ago.

There is no further information at this time. When the Team is able to communicate further information, this will be distributed to all media via the Marussia F1 Team Press Office in the usual manner.
FIA Statement in full

Suzuka, October 5th – On lap 42, Adrian Sutil lost control of his car, spun and hit the tyre barrier on the outside of Turn 7. The marshals displayed double waved yellow flags before the corner to warn drivers of the incident. A recovery vehicle was despatched in order to lift the car and take it to a place of safety behind the guardrail. While this was being done the driver of car 17, Jules Bianchi, lost control of his car, travelled across the run-off area and hit the back of the tractor.

Once the marshals reported that the driver was injured, medical teams were despatched and the Safety Car was deployed. These were followed by an extrication team and an ambulance.

The driver was removed from the car, taken to the circuit medical centre and then by ambulance to Mie General Hospital.

The CT scan shows that he has suffered a severe head injury and he is currently undergoing surgery. Following this he will be moved to intensive care where he will be monitored.

Mie General Hospital will issue an update as soon as further information becomes available.

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