Jules Bianchi has Traumatic Brain Injury, Says Family

The 25-year-old Jules Bianchi sustained the injury in an horrific high-speed crash into a recovery vehicle which came onto the side of the track near the end of Sunday's rain-hit Japanese Grand Prix.

updated: October 07, 2014 23:37 IST
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Marussia team officials walk towards the parc ferme as the race car of Jules Bianchi of France returns to the pit after a crach during the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix


French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital in Japan after suffering a traumatic brain injury, a joint statement by his family and the hospital said on Tuesday. (Horror footage of Jules Bianchi's F1 crash emerges)

"Jules remains in the Intensive Care Unit of the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi. He has suffered a diffuse axonal injury and is in a critical but stable condition," the statement, distributed by his Marussia team, read. (Also read: Michael Schumacher could lead a 'normal life' again, says former Ferrari boss)

"The medical professionals at the hospital are providing the very best treatment and care and we are grateful for everything they have done for Jules since his accident." (More tragedy for the Bianchi family)

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