French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi died after suffering a fatal car crash accident at the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix
Marussia F1 Team driver Jules Bianchi died at a very young age of 25 after suffering a major accident at the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix when he was not able to control his car on the wet surface and crashed into the recovery vehicle.
He sustained severe injuries in the brain and was treated at the hospital for 9 months where he succumbed to death. It was the first death of a Formula 1 driver since the death of Aryton Senna in 1994 at the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola.
F1 Jules Bianchi Death Cause: What Happened In His Car Crash Accident
It was a rainy day at Suzuka International Racing Course, Japan when during a yellow flag period at lap 43 of the race Bianchi lost control of his Marussia Ferrari and stirred right towards the exit area on the outside of the Dunlop Curve of the Suzuka Circuit.
He crashed into the recovery vehicle which was attending the Sauber of Adrian Sutil who slipped at the same place a lap before. Sutil’s Sauber was still in the air when Bianchi crashed into the tractor crane damaging the roll bar which resulted in several fractures at the skull and neck.
He never regained consciousness after the crash as he was unable to respond to the team radio call or marshals. He was treated on the crash site and was rushed immediately to the medical facility of the circuit. Due to severe injuries to the brain, he was shifted to the nearest Mie Prefectural General Medical Center in Yokkaichi.
He underwent surgery and was placed into an induced coma. He died in a French hospital after sustaining major injuries in the crash and was never conscious. He battled with the injuries for 9 months before letting go.
Jules Bianchi Formula 1 Career And Achievements
He was fascinated by cars from a very early age as his father owned a Kart track. He became the first driver to be recruited by Ferrari Driver Academy and was destined for success. In 2009 he was selected as a testing driver for Ferrari.
In 2010 Ferrari announced that Bianchi would be the new testing driver and the reserve driver of the Ferrari for the next season replacing Luca Badoer, Giancarlo Fisichella, and Marc Gené. In 2012 he was loaned out the Sahara Force India Team where he drove in 9 Friday practice sessions as a reserve driver.
His breakthrough Formula 1 season came in 2013 when he was recruited by Marussia F1 Team replacing Brazilian driver Luiz Razia. He finished P15 in his debut at the Australian Grand Prix ahead of Pastor Maldonado, and Daniel Ricciardo.
At the end of the 2013 season, Marussia announced that Bianchi would be their second driver alongside Max Chilton. He won his and his team’s first Formula 1 points by finishing at P9 at the Monaco Grand Prix. He was the faster of both Marussia Drivers and was tipped to become the next driver of Scuderia Ferrari if ever required.
He had many friends on the track and was loved by all. Some said that he was the most humble guy on the grid and a very good human being.