Bianchi placed on life support, may need to undergo second operation


We have learned some new details regarding Bianchi's current medical state.

A number of outlets including Sky F1 have confirmed that Jules Bianchi is no longer breathing unaided. The FIA and Marussia have yet to confirm it for themselves however.

Unfortunately, the young racer has been intubated and placed on mechanical ventilation ... Also known as life support. He may also require a second operation to stop what's being referred to as 'cranial bleeding.' As his father told reporters yesterday, his son is dealing with a Subdural Hematoma.

The following is a photo depicting the damage to the rear of the tractor that he collided with.

The last official update from the FIA was that he underwent brain surgery and was taken to the ICU, still unconscious. Marussia has released a statement, but it simply read that we are in a holding pattern at the moment. His parents have yet to arrive in Suzuka, due to Tyhpoon Phanfone.

We will update as more informarion becomes available. 

Also, a couple powerful images have emerged showing a worried Adrian Sutil standing, looking helplessly upon the crash scene as medical crews try to help Jules. You can see them above and in the filmstrip to the left.

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Series Formula 1
Event Japanese GP
Sub-event Sunday post-race
Track Suzuka
Drivers Adrian Sutil , Jules Bianchi
Article type Breaking news