Jules Bianchi’s father Philippe has blasted Formula 1 for allowing a recovery vehicle onto the track at Suzuka despite poor visibility.

Jules Bianchi : Father | how did die | Suzuka 2014

Bianchi was born in Nice, France, to Philippe and Christine Bianchi. He had two siblings, brother Tom and sister Mélanie, and had been the godfather of current Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc.

Jules Bianchi : Father | how did die | Suzuka 2014

Bianchi was the grandson of Mauro Bianchi [fr], who competed in GT racing during the 1960s and three non-championship Formula One Grands Prix in 1961.

He was also the grandnephew of Lucien, who competed in 19 Formula One Grands Prix between 1959 and 1968 and won the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans, before dying during Le Mans testing the following year.

Bianchi’s death was the first to result from an on-track incident in Formula One in over 20 years, after Ayrton Senna’s fatal accident at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

As of 2022, it is also the most recent fatal accident to have occurred in Formula One.

Jules Bianchi Father 

The return to Japan after 3 years absence almost turned into a disaster. Rain filled Skys and a wet track saw the race start with the cars on intermediate tyres. However, unable to see through the spray, Carlos Sainz hit standing water and aquaplaned into the barrier on lap one.

The safety car was deployed almost immediately however Pierre Gasly had been hit by an advertising board flung onto the track by the Sainz impact. 

Jules Bianchi : Father | how did die | Suzuka 2014

Incensed the father of Bianchi, Philippe, reacted with criticism of the FIA on Instagram.

“No respect for the life of the driver, no respect for Jules’ memory”.

A number of the drivers criticised the fact there was a tractor on the circuit. Gasly himself complained he could have “killed himself”.

However the Alpha Tauri driver is being investigated by the stewards for driving execissvely quickly at speeds between “200-250 kph under the red flag.”

marshals were working on Sainz car as Gasly flashed by and clearly again double waved yellow flags are not being obeyed by drivers or enforced by the FIA.

How did die 

Even though F1 has come a long way in regards to safety, one still cannot ignore the danger these drivers put themselves into once they get into an F1 car.

F1 fans remembered the tragic passing away of Ferrari bound F1 driver Jules Bianchi on Saturday, who lost his life on this day in 2015. Here is a look at what happened to Jules Bianchi at the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix’

Nine months after a horrific accident at the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix, Marussia F1 driver Jules Bianchi passed away in a French hospital at the age of just 25.

Bianchi’s death was the first fatality from injuries sustained in a race since the death of Aryton Senna in 1994 at the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola.

The 21 years gap from Senna’s death to Bianchi’s death was a safety record in F1 with no fatalities, thereby highlighting the danger involved in the sport.

During a yellow flag period, Bianchi slid off the track at high speed and ran under a crane vehicle that was removing another car from the track after an accident. The accident led to severe brain damage, and Bianchi never regained consciousness.

After the horrific accident, the International Automobile Federation (FIA), F1’s governing body, set up a panel to analyze its cause and the safety measures that could be taken to prevent another tragedy.

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French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi has died, nine months after suffering severe head injuries in a crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.

Bianchi, 25, had been in a coma since crashing his Marussia into a recovery vehicle at October’s rain-hit race.

Jules Bianchi : Father | how did die | Suzuka 2014

His family said: “Jules fought right to the very end, as he always did, but today his battle came to an end.”

The Marussia team, now known as Manor, said Bianchi had left an “indelible mark on all our lives”.

He is the first F1 driver to die from injuries sustained in a grand prix since Brazilian triple world champion Ayrton Senna was killed at the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola in 1994.

Bianchi, who had suffered a diffuse axonal injury, died in hospital near his parents’ home in Nice in the south of France.

His family said: “We thank Jules’s colleagues, friends, fans and everyone who has demonstrated their affection for him over these past months, which gave us great strength and helped us deal with such difficult times.

“Listening to and reading the many messages made us realise just how much Jules had touched the hearts and minds of so many people all over the world.”

By Rishabh

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