Jules Bianchi's Crash Latest Tragedy in Driver's Family

Jules Binachi's uncle - Lucien Bianchi - had died in an accident on the Le Mans race track.

updated: October 07, 2014 10:32 IST
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Marussia driver Jules Bianchi of France drives during the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. He met with an accident in the race.


Paris: The family of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has already paid a heavy price in motorsports.

The 25-year-old Bianchi, who is in intensive care with a severe head injury, crashed during the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday.

In 1969, his great-uncle, Lucien Bianchi, died in an accident during testing at the Le Mans race track when he crashed his Alfa Romeo into a post, a year after winning the prestigious endurance race.

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