Official statement: Bianchi suffered a diffuse axonal brain injury


The family of Jules Bianchi and the Marussia F1 Team have released a joint statement regarding Bianchi's current condition.

The following is the official release from the team and family of Jules Bianchi. A diffuse axonal injury is a form of traumatic brain injury that is common with car accidents. The damage occurs over a widespread area and can result in permanent damage for those who do recover. 90% of patients with this kind of affliction never wake up. You can read more about it HERE.

“This is a very difficult time for our family, but the messages of support and affection for Jules from all over the world have been a source of great comfort to us. We would like to express our sincere appreciation.

“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 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.

He's getting the best help possible

“We are also grateful for the presence of Professor Gerard Saillant, President of the FIA Medical Commission, and Professor Alessandro Frati, Neurosurgeon of the University of Rome La Sapienza, who has travelled to Japan at the request of Scuderia Ferrari. They arrived at the hospital today and met with the medical personnel responsible for Jules’ treatment, in order to be fully informed of his clinical status so that they are able to advise the family. Professors Saillant and Frati acknowledge the excellent care being provided by the Mie General Medical Center and would like to thank their Japanese colleagues.

“The hospital will continue to monitor and treat Jules and further medical updates will be provided when appropriate.”

Marussi F1 Team/Bianchi family

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Series Formula 1
Event Japanese GP
Track Suzuka
Drivers Jules Bianchi
Teams Ferrari
Article type Breaking news