Marussia F1 team have released an official statement revealing that Jules Bianchi’s condition ‘remains challenging’ as the medical team at Mie General Medical Center continue to treat Frenchman’s diffuse axonal injury.
Having gone off at turn 7 at the Japanese Grand Prix, Bianchi hit a recovery vehicle that was deployed to remove the stricken Sauber of Adrian Sutil, who himself had crashed on the same corner a lap ago.
After a brief check up at circuit’s medical centre, the Frenchman was transferred to a nearby hospital where his condition remains critical but stable.
“The past nine days have been extremely difficult for Jules and his family. As a consequence of the accident at Suzuka, a number of medical challenges have needed to be overcome and the situation remains challenging due to the diffuse axonal traumatic brain injury Jules has sustained.”
“Jules remains in a critical but stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit of Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi.
“The Bianchi family continue to be comforted by the thoughts and prayers of Jules’ many fans and the motor sport community. In particular, the many demonstrations of support and affection during the course of the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi were of enormous comfort to Jules’ parents and the relatives and friends also present at the hospital.
“The family will provide further medical updates when appropriate.”