JULES BIANCHI

  • Marussia hit out at 'false' Jules Bianchi reports 6 days ago

    Marussia hit back at claims they contributed to Jules Bianchi's life-threatening crash at the Japanese Grand Prix by urging him to ignore yellow warning flags. Marussia refuted news reports that Bianchi had been told to ignore the yellow flags and keep racing at full pace in the wet and dim conditions...
  • Jules Bianchi will keep fighting, says father 1 week ago

    Critically injured French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi will not give up his fight for life but the situation remains desperate, his father Philippe said on Tuesday. Speaking to Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper in Yokkaichi, Japan, where the Marussia driver is in intensive care, Bianchi senior said he still had...
  • Pirelli tyre choice for Brazilian Grand Prix unacceptable: Massa 1 week ago

    Brazilian driver Felipe Massa says Pirelli's choice of tyres for his home Formula One grand prix next month is "very dangerous". The Italian company announced last week it would be taking its two hardest compounds to Interlagos -- the hard and medium tyres -- due to the high energy demands of...
  • Lewis Hamilton says Jules Bianchi was always on his mind October 12, 2014

    Sochi: The champagne was sprayed on the podium, and celebratory glasses clinked in the Mercedes hospitality, but Russian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton never lost sight of the bigger picture on Sunday. With French driver Jules Bianchi critically ill in a Japanese hospital after suffering severe brain injuries in a crash...
  • Formula One drivers back speed limit proposals October 11, 2014

    Sochi: Formula One drivers have backed proposals to introduce a 'virtual safety car' or automatic speed limiter that would force the entire field to slow when yellow warning flags are waved. The idea was raised by race director Charlie Whiting at the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday as one of the...
  • Formula One faces calls for cockpit change October 10, 2014

    Sochi: Formula One is facing fresh calls to consider closed cockpits after French driver Jules Bianchi's accident in Japan last weekend, though opinions are mixed about the potential benefits. Cockpit covers were tested by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) after Brazilian Felipe Massa suffered severe head injuries when he was...
  • Formula One: Marussia to race with one car in Sochi October 10, 2014

    Marussia will race with only one car in Sunday's Russian Formula One Grand Prix out of respect for their severely injured French driver Jules Bianchi, the team said on Friday. Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition in a Japanese hospital after he crashed into a recovery tractor at Suzuka...
  • F1 drivers dedicate Russia race to Jules Bianchi October 9, 2014

    Sochi: Formula One drivers say they will race this weekend's Russian Grand Prix for Jules Bianchi, who was seriously injured in an accident last week in Japan. Still trying to cope with Bianchi's accident, some of the leading drivers said Thursday they had to be professional and focus on the race,...
  • Marussia enter Rossi provisionally for Russian Grand Prix October 9, 2014

    Marussia have entered Alexander Rossi to replace critically injured French driver Jules Bianchi in Sunday's inaugural Russian Formula One Grand Prix but the American is still not certain to race. The official list of cars and drivers published by stewards on Thursday named Rossi and Britain's Max Chilton as Marussia's entrants. There...
  • Perez calls for more use of safety car after Bianchi crash October 9, 2014

    Formula One should deploy the safety car whenever a tractor is used to retrieve a car from the track, Mexican Sergio Perez said on Thursday, as drivers reflected on Jules Bianchi's horrific crash in Japan last weekend. Bianchi has been in hospital since the accident at Suzuka, the last medical bulletin...
  • Jules Bianchi's name kept above Marussia garage in Sochi October 9, 2014

    Sochi: In a mark of solidarity to the critically injured driver Jules Bianchi, who remains in intensive care, Russian Grand Prix organisers have placed his name above the Marussia Formula 1 team garage in Sochi ahead of the inaugural race from Oct 10-12. The 25-year-old suffered a horrific accident, crashing into...
  • Crash and crisis overshadow Russia F1 debut October 9, 2014

    Sochi: Russia makes its long-awaited Formula One debut in Winter Olympic city Sochi this weekend with the sport in no mood to party even without the political clouds that hang heavy over the race. Dominant Mercedes could clinch the constructors' title for the first time, while Britain's Lewis Hamilton is aiming...
  • Jules Bianchi's crash was 'bad luck', says Suzuka official October 7, 2014

    The crash that left French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi in a critical condition with severe head injures was down to bad luck rather than poor judgement by Japanese Grand Prix race officials, a track spokesman said on Tuesday. The 25-year-old Marussia driver suffered the life-threatening injury on Sunday when he...
  • F1 driver Jules Bianchi in 'serious but stable condition' October 7, 2014

    Tokyo: Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is in "serious but stable condition" following emergency surgery for a severe head injury after a crash during the Japanese Grand Prix, FIA said on Monday. Bianchi's parents, Philippe and Christine, arrived in Japan to see their son, who is at Mie General Medical Center...
  • F1 fraternity prays for Jules Bianchi's speedy recovery October 6, 2014

    French F1 driver Bianchi remained in a critical condition after suffering severe head injuries in a Japanese Grand Prix crash on Sunday, with the sport praying for him to pull through. ...
  • Formula One safety back in the spotlight October 6, 2014

    London: Formula One fans are used to seeing drivers walk away from terrifying accidents but sometimes, in a sport that will always be dangerous however much is done to try and reduce the risks, a hole appears in the safety net. Jules Bianchi's accident at Suzuka on Sunday, which left the...
  • Marussia driver Jules Bianchi's parents head to Japan October 6, 2014

    Tokyo: The parents of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi are traveling to Japan to see their son, who is in intensive care with a severe head injury after a crash during the Japanese Grand Prix. The 25-year-old Bianchi is in critical condition at Mie General Medical Center after undergoing emergency surgery...
  • Jules Bianchi's crash latest tragedy in driver's family October 6, 2014

    Paris: The family of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has already paid a heavy price in motorsports. The 25-year-old Bianchi, who is in intensive care with a severe head injury, crashed during the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday. In 1969, his great-uncle, Lucien Bianchi, died in an accident during testing at the...
  • Formula One praying for Jules Bianchi fighting for life October 6, 2014

    French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi remained in a critical condition after suffering severe head injuries in a Japanese Grand Prix crash on Sunday, with the sport praying for him to pull through. The 25-year-old's Marussia team issued a statement on Monday giving no medical details but acknowledging a "huge outpouring...
  • Bianchi breathing on own after surgery following F1 crash October 6, 2014

    Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is out of surgery and breathing on his own after suffering a severe head injury in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix, according to reports. Bianchi hit a recovery vehicle, prompting the stoppage of the rain-shortened race in Suzuka after 44 laps. Bianchi...
  • Marussia F1 team now independent from car company April 9, 2014

    London: The Marussia Formula One team is no longer owned by Marussia Motors and the closure of the Russian sportscar maker will have no effect on its operations, the British-based outfit said on Wednesday. The RIA Novosti news agency reported that Marussia Motors, who took a majority stake in what was...
  • Buddh International Circuit is a special track: Jules Bianchi October 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi believes that the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) is a "very special track" and he is looking forward to the Indian Grand Prix over the weekend. "It seems the weekend may be my first and last opportunity to drive the Buddh International Circuit but I...
  • F1 driver Bianchi to stay with Marussia in 2014 October 3, 2013

    Yeongham: French driver Jules Bianchi will remain with Marussia next season, the Russianlicensed Formula One team said on Thursday. The highlyregarded 23yearold, who is part of the Ferrari young driver academy, is currently in his rookie season with Marussia. Marussia will have Ferrari engines next year, when the rules go through...
  • Newcomers hopeful rain can improve their fortunes at Spa August 23, 2013

    Spa: It's not often that drivers hope for rain during a Formula One race. For the five struggling newcomers this season, however, wet weather in Belgium on Sunday could be seen as an advantage. Max Chilton, Giedo van der Garde, Jules Bianchi, Esteban Gutierrez and Valtteri Bottas have yet to score...
  • Formula One team Marussia to use Ferrari engines in 2014 July 16, 2013

    London: Marussia have agreed a longterm technical partnership with Ferrari to use their engines and full powertrain from 2014, the AngloRussian Formula One team said on Tuesday. The move had been widely expected, with Marussia's existing supplier Cosworth set to leave the sport and the team appointing Frenchman Jules Bianchi ...
  • Sutil eager to make his second stint count March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: German Formula 1 driver Adrian Sutil is keen to make the most of his second innings at Sahara Force India, a team he feels has evolved during the time he was away from the sport. Following months of speculation, Force India last week announced that Sutil will partner...
  • Sutil back in Force India for Barcelona Test February 21, 2013

    Barcelona: Adrian Sutil returned to the Formula One cockpit for the first time since 2011 on Thursday but the German may have to wait a while before Force India decide whether the test leads to a racing comeback. Sutil and Frenchman Jules Bianchi are rivals for the last vacant slot on...
  • Adrian Sutil and Jules Bianchi in Force India test February 18, 2013

    London: Germany's Adrian Sutil and Frenchman Jules Bianchi, rivals for the coveted last remaining seat on the Formula One grid with Force India, will both test for the team in Barcelona this week. The team said on Monday that Sutil, the team's former driver who was dropped at the end...
  • Even reserve driver has a role to play in F1 October 26, 2012

    Greater Noida: It is not easy being a reserve driver in Formula One. While the regulars hog the limelight during the race weekends, the third driver quietly goes about doing his chores in the garage. On the track, he is expected to deliver in the handful of opportunities he gets. Sahara...