Marussia calls for patience after Bianchi surgery

Monday 6th October, 2014 - 7:00pm


Jules Bianchi

Jules Bianchi

The Marussia F1 Team has called for patience as the world awaits further updates on the condition of critically injured driver Jules Bianchi.

The 25-year-old suffered a serious head injury when his Marussia spun and collided with a tractor that was recovering Adrian Sutil’s stricken Sauber in the closing stages of the Japanese Grand Prix.

The FIA advised on Sunday evening that Bianchi was undergoing surgery at the Mie General Hospital, after which he was due to be transferred to intensive care.

No further update on Bianchi’s condition has been issued today, with a statement from Marussia requesting patience.

“Following the accident involving Jules Bianchi during yesterday’s 2014 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit, the Marussia F1 Team would like to acknowledge the huge outpouring of support and affection for Jules and the Team at this very difficult time,” read the statement.

“With regard to the communication of information concerning Jules’ medical condition, we will respect, and be guided by, the wishes of the Bianchi family.

“Together with Jules’ care, they will remain our highest priority. Therefore, we would ask for patience and understanding with regard to further medical updates, which will be communicated in conjunction with the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi, where Jules is being treated, when they feel it is appropriate.

“Representatives of the Marussia F1 Team and Scuderia Ferrari will remain at the hospital to support Jules and the Bianchi family.”

Ferrari supplies engines to Marussia and has supported Bianchi during recent years as part of its Ferrari Driver Academy.