Bianchi funeral to be held in Nice

Bianchi became the first Formula One driver to die of injuries sustained in a grand prix since Ayrton Senna at Imola in 1994. His bosses at Marussia as well as FIA President Jean Todt are also expected to be in attendance.


Ecclestone said the accident was a tragic waste of talent and must never happen again.

He started 34 races for the Manor team and scored the team’s best score. “In turn, Jules was an absolute credit to them”.

“It’s hard to get up in the morning while telling yourself that you’re not sure whether your son is going to live and every day is like that”, he said.

Jules Bianchi’s funeral will be staged in his home city of Nice on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old Bianchi died in a hospital in his hometown of Nice, his family said in a statement released early Saturday.

Everyone deals with grief independently, and I make no bones about this, but why so many of us feel a need to stake a personal clam, no matter how small, on the driver’s memory continues to elude me. That is a big part of its appeal to millions of people around the world.

“We would like to ask that our privacy is respected during this difficult time, while we try to come to terms with the loss of Jules”. Though there have been a number of issues surrounding the investigation, the F1 community is with one heart as they send out their heartfelt messages to Jules Bianchi and family.

Retired world champion racing driver Mario Andretti tweeted: “My heartfelt condolences to the Jules_Bianchi family for this very sad ending of a promising young life”.

The following year, Bianchi achieved his career-high F1 result during the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix. There’s more than one option here actually, but the important thing is that Bianchi’s death isn’t in vain.

Bianchi had severe injuries to his head, however, he was in a coma. Bianchi lost control of his auto on a very wet Suzuka circuit and collided with the tractor that was towing Sutil’s auto away.

The race, which had been delayed following a heavy storm, was red flagged and later postponed with Lewis Hamilton declared as the winner. The Virtual Safety auto (VSC) made its debut just a month later.


He and Bianchi used to race for Marussia in 2013.

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