Bianchi Condition Unchanged Almost Four Weeks On

The family of injured Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi have issued an update regarding his condition. Still in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi that the driver was brought to after the accident, there has been no change in his condition, still critical but stable.

A recovery vehicle had been removing the retired Sauber of Adrian Sutil on lap 43 of the Japanese Grand Prix when Bianchi’s Marussia slid off the track at high speed, going underneath the recovery vehicle and striking it with force that lifted it into the air. The team members in the garage had said there was no response from the driver when asked if he was ok over the team radio.

It has been a tough time for the driver’s family, as their son lies helpless after such a violent accident. They stated that there were currently no plans to remove Bianchi from the medical facility in Yokkaichi.

“It will be four weeks this coming Sunday since Jules’ accident and he remains in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi,” said the statement.

“His condition continues to be classified by the medical professionals here as critical but stable.

“Although we have no new information to give, we recognise that there are a huge number of people all around the world who are supporting Jules and willing him on in his fight.

“We owe it to his many fans to acknowledge the continued outpouring of messages, and to provide some information, however brief it may be.”

“Jules does indeed continue to fight. Although there have been some reports suggestive of plans for Jules’ treatment, at this time his fight will continue here in Yokkaichi. We are taking things step by step.

“Once again, we would like to offer our sincere appreciation for the patience and understanding being shown towards our family at this very difficult time.

“We also continue to be comforted by the knowledge that Jules is receiving the best possible care at the Mie General Medical Centre, with the doctors here remaining in constant contact with the neurosurgeons at the University La Sapienza of Rome, and Professor Gerard Saillant, president of the FIA Medical Commission.

“We will provide a further update when it is appropriate to do so. In the meantime, thank you to everyone who continues to keep Jules in their thoughts and prayers.”

Helping Bianchi’s case is that Gerard Saillant is highly experienced in dealing with injured racing drivers. Among his patients in the past has been Michael Schumacher who he has aided since Schumacher’s skiing accident last year, while Saillant remains available to consultation on Schumacher.


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