Family to Unite at Jules Bianchi's Bedside

Jules Bianchi, 25, was knocked unconscious in a high-speed crash into a recovery vehicle during Sunday's rain-sodden Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

updated: October 09, 2014 20:15 IST
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Jules Bianchi waves to fans before the start of the Japanse Grand Prix. He met with a serious accident during the race.

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Yokkaichi, Japan: A brother and a sister of crashed French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi were to join their parents at his bedside in a Japanese hospital, a source close to the family said on Thursday.

Tom and Melanie Bianchi were due in Japan late Thursday and expected to visit the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi, where their brother was taken after the horrific smash at the Suzuka Circuit on Sunday.

Lorenz Leclerc, a young man whom Bianchi's supporters described as his best friend, joined his parents at the hospital earlier on Thursday.

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