Bianchi suffers "severe head injury"


Jules Bianchi is currently undergoing surgery after a CT scan revealed he had suffered a severe head injury during today’s Japanese GP.

In an official statement issued in the wake of today's race the FIA said:

"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 yellow flags before the corner to warn drivers of the incident.

A recovery vehicle was despatched in order to life the car and take it to a place of safety behind the guardrail. Whilst 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 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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Published: 05/10/2014
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