Driven by data; ridden with liberty.
After spending months in an induced coma, the French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has passed away . Bianchi, aged 25, crashed his Marussia F1 car into a recovery vehicle at the rain-soaked 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.
Bianchi’s family said:
Jules fought right to the very end, as he always did, but today his battle came to an end.
Tributes have poured in for Jules Bianchi , with his team-mate in 2013-14, Max Chilton, saying:
No words can describe what his family and the sport have lost. All I can say it was a pleasure knowing and racing you.
Prior to racing in Formula One , Jules Bianchi raced in various formulas of single-seater motorsport, progressing from Formula Renault 2.0 to Formula 3 Euro, to GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5.
Mr Bianchi became the first recruit of the Ferrari Driver Academy , which lead him to a seat in the Marussia F1 team, who had been fighting their finances and technical limitations from the back of the field.
The Anglo-Russian team scored their only points through the French driver, attaining 9th place in 2014 Monaco Grand Prix .
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Jules Bianchi is the first Formula One driver to be killed as a result of a Grand Prix racing accident since Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger in separate accidents at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix .
After the driver fell into a coma, the sport reacted quickly to institute new safety measures, such as a virtual safety car, slowing drivers down under double-waved yellow flags .
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