Marussia calls for ‘patience and understanding’ over Bianchi updates

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Japanese Grand Prix - Preparation Day - Suzuka, Japan

The Marussia Formula 1 Team has called for ‘patience and understanding’ over updates on the condition of Jules Bianchi following his Japanese Grand Prix accident.

Bianchi suffered severe head injuries after colliding with a recovery vehicle that was working to remove Adrian Sutil’s damaged Sauber at Suzuka’s Dunlop Curve.

Following the accident the Frenchman was taken to the Mie General Hospital via ambulance where he underwent surgery.

It was understood that Bianchi would then be moved to intensive care, but there have been no official updates on his condition since an FIA statement, produced in the early wake of his accident.

“Following the accident involving Jules Bianchi during yesterday’s 2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit, the Marussia F1 Team would like to acknowledge the huge outpouring of support and affection for Jules and the Team at this very difficult time,” read a statement released by Marussia on Monday morning.

“With regard to the communication of information concerning Jules’ medical condition, we will respect, and be guided by, the wishes of the Bianchi family. Together with Jules’ care, they will remain our highest priority.

“Therefore, we would ask for patience and understanding with regard to further medical updates, which will be communicated in conjunction with the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi, where Jules is being treated, when they feel it is appropriate.

“Representatives of the Marussia F1 Team and Scuderia Ferrari will remain at the hospital to support Jules and the Bianchi family.”

Image courtesy of Marussia F1 Team

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