F1 to Make Key Changes After Jules Bianchi Smash

Key changes are expected to be made to improve safety in Formula One after Jules Bianchi's life-threatening crash in Japan.

updated: October 11, 2014 10:38 IST
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File Photo of Marussia driver Jules Bianchi who suffered a life-threatening crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.


Sochi, Russia: Formula One has learned lessons from Jules Bianchi's life-threatening crash in Japan and will make key changes to improve safety, two of the sport's leading figures said on Friday.

Jean Todt, president of the International Motoring Federation (FIA), and the ruling body's race director Charlie Whiting made this clear during a briefing in the paddock late on Friday at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

The two also revealed more details of the terrible accident in which the 25-year-old Frenchman's Marussia car crashed into a recovery vehicle at the conclusion of the rain-lashed Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka last Sunday.

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