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Bianchi in critical condition following surgery

The Formula One world has been asked to remain patient following Marussia driver's Jules Bianchi's horror crash in Japan.

The French driver crashed during the Japanese Grand Prix on a wet Suzuka circuit.

Sauber's Adrian Sutil had crashed on the very same turn a lap earlier and crashed into the tyre barrier, however for Bianchi, his Marussia crashed into the recovery vehicle which was retrieving Sutil's Sauber.

The safety car and doctors car was then immediately deployed followed by an ambulance which took Bianchi to Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaich.

For medical reasons he was transported by road rather than helicopter.

The FIA confirmed that Bianchi left the circuit unconscious after suffering a severe head injury.

Bianchi then underwent three hours of surgery.

Unfortunately, some reports on Sunday suggested that Bianchi was breathing unaided following the operation, however this is not the case and he is connected to a respirator.

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 a Marussia team 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.








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Date:Monday October 6 2014

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