Jules Bianchi suffers severe head injury, out of surgery
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Jules Bianchi suffers severe head injury, out of surgery

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Jules Bianchi f1 accidentMarshals displayed double waved yellow flags before the corner to warn oncoming drivers of the incident. As Sutil’s car had to be moved off, a recovery vehicle was despatched to lift it to a safer place behind the guardrail.

As the corner was being cleared, Marussia’s Jules Bianchi lost control of his car, skid across the run-off area and hit the recovery tractor’s back. As marshals reported Jules was injured, medical teams were despatched alongside a Safety Car, an extrication team, and an ambulance. The race was stopped at lap 44.

Bianchi was removed from car 17, and taken to the circuit medical centre in an unconscious condition. After this, he was taken to Mie General Hospital by ambulance. A CT scan has revealed severe head injury, and surgery was carried out. He will thereafter be moved to intensive care where he will be monitored. An update from Mie General Hospital is awaited as further information becomes available.

Full FIA statement can be read in the official release below