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History Of Jules Bianchi In F1

Formula 1 racing is one of the most popular competitions around the world. Many drivers compete in this competition, one of which was Jules Lucien Andre Bianchi. Jules Bianchi was born in Nice, France on 3 August 1989 and he had two siblings. Jules Bianchi had a racers background, nevertheless he tried very hard to get what he wanted to do.

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Formula One Career

Jules Bianchi had a good Formula One career, but he had to work very hard to get there. His Formula One career started in August 2009, where he was given test roles. He was liked by the BBC as Formula One seat to the to the Ferrari that was taken over by Luca Badeor because of the absence of Felipe Massa. Here Ferrari was tested by Jules Bianchi at Circuito de Jerez at the young drivers test. Later on Jules Bianchi also tested for Pablo Sanchez Lopez, Daniel Zampiery and Marco Zipoli.

Due to good performance in these tests, Jules Bianchi was the first one to be recruited at the  Ferrari Driver Academy where he signed a deal for the long term. In the November of 2010 Bianchi was proclaimed by Ferrari as their team’s reserve and test driver, was replacing Marc Gene, Luca Badoer and Giancarlo Fisichella. Aside from Formula One, Bianchi also continued his racing GP2this is because Formula 1 permits reserve and test drivers to participate in race in various competitions. Ferrari later gave him loan directed to the Sahara Force India.

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In the March of 2013 Jules Bianchi got a fresh contract from Marussia which proclaimed that Bianchi had replaced Luiz Razia due to the termination of his contract. Jules Bianchi successfully won against Max Chilton, he then managed to finish at 15th on his debut which was not a bad start.

Later in 2013 Marussia said that Jules Bianchi have to be with them for the coming time. However, he had a bad start in Australia but was able to make up for it when he finished 9th at the Monaco Grand Prix. He and Chilton was able to complete nine races without retiring which proved that Bianchi was the faster driver which earned him the status of first driver. During these races Chilton retired two times but Bianchi retired 5 times, however 3 times was because of mechanical failures.

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Jules Bianchi’s career was only in its initial phases and it was predicted that he had great talent and would become a very successful driver. However, in October 2014 Jules Bianchi was competing in the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix under heavy rainfall. This cause Jules Bianchi to lose control of his vehicle in the 43rd lap and caused his vehicle to crash. Bianchi sustained severe head injuries which claimed his life later on.

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Jules Bianchi| AnIcon The F1 World Will Always Remember

The name of Jules Bianchi can never be forgotten as far as the world of racing is concerned. The professional formula one driver was born on 3rd August, 1989. Bianchi was a French motor driver who had the privilege to participate in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. In the formula 1 his team was Marussia F1.

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Career Insight:

Jules Bianchi had a long racing career and previously he also participated in other popular tournaments as well such as the Formula Three, Formula Renault 3.5 and GP2 Series. He joined the formula 1 in the year 2012 and initially he served as a practice driver. However in the year 2013 he was given the opportunity by Marussia to represent in formula one. His opening race was held in Australia where he finished at the 15th spot and he completed the season at the 19thposition. He was unable to score any points during the entire season. However his luck changed in the year 2014 when he was able to score his first point at the Monaco Grand Prix.

He was the part of a Legacy:

Jules Bianchi was a French man and was born to Christine Bianchi and PhilippeBianchi. He had two siblings and had a very long relationship with one of his girlfriend whose name was Camille Marchetti. Bianchi belonged to a family of sportsman and racers. His grandfather Mauro Bianchi had the privilege to compete in the GT racing and was a well-known figure in the 1960’s. His Grand Uncle had the privilege to participate in 19 formula one tournaments held between 1959 and 1968. Bianchi often referred MichaelSchumacher as his ideal.

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Sudden Death:

On 5th October, 2014 the Japanese Grand Prix was held. The weather was not conducive due to the Typhoon approaching. During the race Bianchi suffered a serious accident as he lost the control of his car. He suffered grave head injuries and was eventually operated. Though he was declared out of danger however nine months later he passed away and the reason behind his death were the injuries which he took in the Japanese Grand Prix incident. He was the first racer who died due to the injuries caused by a racing incident.  On the 17th of July, 2015 Bianchi left the world which was depressed, shocked and saddened due to his sudden demise.

Jules Bianchi was a hardworking sportsman and he had a nice following as well. He was an individual who was blessed with talent and perhaps this is the reason why he had the opportunity to drive the world’s most famous racing car “Ferrari”. His fan club was huge and he was constantly seen in the media giving interviews at different channels. Particularly in his homeland which was France, he was an icon. People idealized him and appreciated him for his pure talent. His name will never be forgotten and he will always be remembered in the world. The racing world is still shocked about his sudden death.

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Career And Stats Of Jules Bianchi

The name of Jules Bianchi can never be forgotten as far as the world of racing is concerned. The professional formula one driver was born on 3rd August, 1989. Bianchi was a French motor driver who had the privilege to participate in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. In the formula 1 his team was Marussia F1.

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Stats

Jules Bianchi had a small career but it allowed him to achieve great success. Jules Bianchi’s first race took place on March 24th 2013 when he competed in the Malaysian F1 GP. He competed in 34 races, the last one being the Japanese F1 GP where Jules Bianchi had a terrible accident and lost his life.

His best qualifying was the British F1 GP in 2014 where he qualified at the 12th rank, however the best race he competed in was the 2014 Monaco F1 where he ranked 9th. As a whole Jules Bianchi had a good career which earned him a lot of respect and if it weren’t for the accident, Jules Bianchi could have become a great racer as he had lots of potential.

Career

Jules Bianchi had a long racing career and previously he also participated in other popular tournaments as well such as the Formula Three, Formula Renault 3.5 and GP2 Series. He joined the formula 1 in the year 2012 and initially he served as a practice driver. However in the year 2013 he was given the opportunity by Marussia to represent in formula one. His opening race was held in Australia where he finished at the 15th spot and he completed the season at the 19th position. He was unable to score any points during the entire season. However his luck changed in the year 2014 when he was able to score his first point at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Due to good performance is these tests, Jules Bianchi became the first recruit of the Ferrari Driver Academy where he signed a long term deal. In the November of 2010 Bianchi was confirmed by Ferrari as their team’s test and reserve driver, was replacing Marc Gene, Luca Badoer and Giancarlo Fisichella. Aside from Formula One, Bianchi also continued his GP2 racing this is because Formula 1 allows reserve and test drivers to race in other competitions. Ferrari later loaned him to the Sahara Force India team.

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Conclusion

Jules Bianchi was a hardworking sportsman and he had a nice following as well. He was an individual who was blessed with talent and perhaps this is the reason why he had the opportunity to drive the world’s most famous racing car “Ferrari”. His fan club was huge and he was constantly seen in the media giving interviews at different channels. Particularly in his homeland which was France, he was an icon. People idealized him and appreciated him for his pure talent. His name will never be forgotten and he will always be remembered in the world. The racing world is still shocked about his sudden death.

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Jules Bianchi’s deadly Accident, 2015

Jules Bianchi the famous formula 1 racer who won the hearts of millions died on 17th July, 2015. The cause of his death is linked with the injuries which he sustained during the Suzuka accident. Though a lot has been written about Jules Bianchi and lot of rich tributes have been given to him, however not much has been written about the accident itself. You may find the video of the incident on the internet however you may not find any detailed article on the subject. In this article we will share with you the details about this tragic incident and how it all happened.

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The accident:

The date was 5th October, 2014 and it was the occasion of Japanese Grand Prix. The weather was not that great and it was predicted that a typhoon would be approaching. The race went well and everybody was enjoying. The competition was healthy and every racer was trying to finish at the first place including Bianchi. However as soon as the 43rd lap began, people saw Bianchi visibly in trouble and had lost complete control over his car.

While trying to control his car he went off track and turned towards the run off area which was outside the Suzuka Circuit’s Dunlop Curve. The car of Bianchi finally stopped however not before its mighty collision with a tractor crane. According to the people who saw the incident, the left side of the Bianchi’s car was virtually damaged and one could grasp how severe was the condition of the driver inside. Bianchi suffered serious head injuries and was unconscious. He was taken to the hospital via a helicopter and his head operation was undertaken. Bianchi was later declared to be out of trouble however he was still in critical condition.

Tributes:

One week after the incident the Russian Grand Prix was held, in this tournament Marussia gave contract to Alexander Rossi since Bianchi was injured and receiving treatment in the hospital. At the race a lot of tributes were given to Bianchi. The following tributes were given.

  • “#JB17” livery on the cockpit flanks of its MR03 automobile was adopted by Marussia
  • “Tous avec Jules #17” stickers were worn by every participant in the race. The sticker was worn on the helmets.
  • A one minute silence was also held just before the starting of the race. The silence was held to honor Bianchi
  • Finally when the race was won by Lewis Hamilton, he dedicated his victory to Jules Bianchi

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Death:

Nine months after this deadly incident, on the 17th of July, 2015 Jules Bianchi passed away. He was the first racer who died due to the injuries caused by the race accident. His death shocked the fans and the fellow players alike. Rich tributes were given to him and many events were also held to mark his remembrance. Nice Cathedral was the place where his funeral service was held. He is buried in his native Graveyard in France.

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The Life And Times Of Jules Bianchi

It was the 3rdof August, 1989 when the French racer Jules Bianchi opened his eyes in the world we live in. Jules Bianchi won the hearts of millions through his fantastic motor racing performances and is still known today as perhaps the best in the sport. The French motor racer was born in Nice (France) to Christine Bianchi and Philippe Bianchi. Motor racing was in the blood of Jules Bianchi as his grandfather (Mauro Bianchi) was also a famous GT racer of the 1960’s. Jules Bianchi was also the grandnephew of the famous Lucien who is known to have participated in the Formula One Grands Prix held from 1959 till 1968.

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Career of Jules Bianchi:

Initially Jules was involved in Karting and he was professionally managed in the sport by Nicolas Todt. However in the year 2007 Jules said farewell to karting and started his racing career in the French Formula Renault 2.0. The move turned out to be a very lucky one for Jules as he became the champion and registered five wins. Later on Jules participated in many other well-known racing tournaments as well such as the Formula 3 Euro, Formula Renault 3.5 and GP2.

The Grand Move to Formula one:

It was on the 11th of November 2010 when after passing several tests Jules was announced as the reserve and test driver by Ferrari for its 2011 season. Later on March 1st 2013 it was announced by Marussia that it is relieving Luiz Razia from his duties after the termination of his contract and he will be replaced by Jules Bianchi.

In his opening race(as a debutant for Marussia) at Australia Jules Bianchi finished on the 15th place and ended the season without scoring any points and his final ranking was 19th. The only result which was of any significance throughout that season for Jules Bianchi was his 13th rank which he achieved in the Malaysian Grand Prix. However the Marussia did not lost hope in Bianchi and rather retained his contract. The move turned out to be great for Marussia as Jules Bianchi was able to score both Marussia’s as well as his first points in Monaco Grand Prix (Formula one).

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Death:

The Japanese Grand Prix was conducted on the 5th of October, 2014. The tournament was conducted in bad weather conditions and there was a lot of rainfall. During the 43rd lap a tragic incident occurred as Bianchi lost the control of his car and went outside the run off area crashing right into the tractor.

Bianchi was unconscious and sustained a lot of injuries due to the accident, he was taken to the hospital and where he was operated for his head injuries. Once Bianchi was in the hospital, severallovers of his including some high profile personalities like CEO Graeme Lowdon came to see him. However the injuries proved too serious for Bianchi and nine months later he passed away leaving the racing world shocked and depressed.

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The Life of Jules Bianca

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Jules Lucien André Bianchi was born on August 3, 1989 in Nice, France to Philippe and Christine Bianchi.  He had two siblings who are Tom Bianchi and Mélanie Bianchi.  He was born into a family of racers, including his grandfather Mauro Bianchi who was a successful Formula Three and endurance racer and his great-uncle Lucien Bianchi who scored a podium at the 1968 Formula One at the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Early Start

His interest in racing started at the age of five, where he started participating in karting. His father own a kart track, so he was able to continuously nourish his love and interest for racing.   At the age of 14 (2004), he started racing in the Kart Junior category, where he won second place at the French championships and the European championships.  This became an early indication of his future success as a professional racer.  At the age of 16, he started racing with cars, and was managed by Nicolas Todt, the son of FIA President Jean Todt.

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Beginning of Professional Racing Career

Hi first racing season started at the Formula Renault 2.0 in 2007, which he won.  In 2008, he went on to win third place in the Formula 3 Euro championship.  The racing war then watched Jules compete in the GP2 Asia season and the 201o GP2 season, where he took two pole positions and some points positions. He did suffer from an injury from a head on collision with Ho-Pin Tung at Hungaroring, where he fractured his lumbar vertebra. However, he was able to gain third place.  Still with ART in 2011, he earned second place in the 2011 GP2 Asia Series.  In the main series, he won third place falling behing Luca Filippi and the winner Romain Grosjean.  At the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, he earned second place.

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Ferrari Formula One and Accident

Bianchi started testing for the Ferrari the first and second of December in 2009.  Due to his successful performance he became the first recruit of the Ferrari Driver Academy, entering into a long-term deal with the team.  He would continue to test on different teams a part of the Ferrari Driver Academy over the next two to three years.

He debuted his first Formula race in 2013 at the Marussia F1, he qualified 19th for the Australian Grand Prix, but finished 15th beating Pastor Maldonado and Daniel Ricciardo.  In Malaysia he was again placed at 19th, but finished at the 13th spot.  He ended his season at the Japanese Grand Prix, where he was involved in an early race collision with Giedo van der Garde.

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He stayed with Marussia in the 2014 season and earned 9th place in the Monaco Grand Prix, which help earned his team’s first World Championship points.  At the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5th, the race was under the condition of fading daylight and the heavy rainfall due to the approaching Typhoon Phanfone. Bianchi lost control of his car at the 43rd lap of the race, veered off to the outside of the Dunlop Curve, and collided with a crane that was recovering Adrian Sutil’s car.  He was reported unconscious at scene when he was unresponsive to his radio and the marshals.  He was transported by ambulance to the Mie Prefectural General Medical Center in Yokkaichi after being treated at the crash site.  It was stated by family members that he was in critical condition and had to be operated on to reduce severe head bruising. He was then admitted to intensive care after surgery. Bianchi remained in a critical but stable condition for a month and required medical ventilator. In November he was taken from his artificial coma and was able to breath unaided.  He was then relocated to France, where he could be closer to family and friends.  He died from his injuries on July 17, 2015 at the age of 25.  His funeral was held on July 21, 2015 at the Nice Cathedral.

On May 2016, the Bianchi family announced that they would take legal action against the FIA, Bianchi’s Marussia team and Bernie Ecclestone’s Formula One Group.

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The Man Called Jules Bianchi and His Memory

Jules Bianchi’s death was a punch to the gut for Bianchi’s family and friends, his fellow drivers and colleagues, and his fans.  Vigils were created and many prayers were prayed, hoping that a miracle would bring Bianchi out of his coma.  Unfortunately, Jules Bianchi died on July 17, 2015.  Many members of the racing community, fellow drivers, and fans of Bianchi showed their mourning and support of the Bianchi family.  It was wonderfully overwhelming to see the love and compassion that many people had for the French driver. Who was Jules Bianchi that so many people were affected by his life and death?

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He Was Passionate from the Start

From a very young age, Bianchi showed a passion for racing.  He started racing at the age of 5, where he started participating in karting. He would use the kart track his father own any chance he could get. He started racing in the Kart Junior category at the age of 14, winning econd place at the French championships and the European championships.  From his early wins and performance, many could tell that Bianchi had what it took to be a great racer.He started racing with cars at the age of 16 and was managed by Nicolas Todt, the son of FIA President Jean Todt.

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Accomplishments and Potential Future

His many accomplishments as a rookie gained him recognition and many fans in the racing community.  He won the Formula Renualt 2.0 during his first racing season in 2007.   In 2008, he won third place in the Formula 3 Euro championship.  He took two pole positions and some points positions while racing in the GP2 Aisan season and the 2010 GP2 season.   He also won second place in the 2011 GP2 Asia Series.  In the main series, he won third place falling behind Luca Filippi and the winner RomainGrosjean.  At the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, he earned second place.  If Bianchi continued at the rate he was going his skills and determination would have given bigger name and even more recognition as a driver.

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The Death that Was Felt Around the World

His passion, determination, and talent touched many, and it showed when the news of his death spread.  Several tributes were made by racers during the Russian Grand Prix showing their love and support for the French driver. A “#JB17” livery was placed on the cockpit sides of the MR03 car, a tribute by Marussia.  Drivers wore stickers on their helmets with the phrase “We’re all with Jules#17” in French translation.  A one-minute silence was held before the race started.  Lewis Hamilton, the winner of the Grand Prix, dedicated his win to Bianchi. Social media fan pages were filled with condolences, comforting words, and statements wishing the driver peace into the next life.  Many blogs were filled with news, opinions, and feelings about the tragedy.  It’s more than safe to say the Jules Bianchi will be missed by many.

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Keeping His Memory and Passion Alive

Jules Bianchi’s family is creating a charity organization in Jules’ memory.  The charity will give support to you, aspiring racers so they may gain opportunities to become professional racers like Bianchi.  The family is currently promoting the work of the charity and what it has in store for the future.

Although he is no longer with us, it is comforting to know that his passion for racing will live on through charitable works, his reputation, and the memories we have of him.  Rest in peace Jules Bianchi, you will be forever missed.

 

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Bianchi Family Announces Law Suit

Two months ago Philipe Bianchi made the announcement that the family will be suing the Bernie Ecclestone’s Formula One Group, the FIA, and the Marussia team for the death of his son Jules Bianchi.This will be the first racing family to take legal action against a governing body such as the FIA, and they are the first family to launch a suit against a racing team since the death of Mark Donohue in 1975, who died after a crash during the 1975 Austrian Grand Prix.  If won, this law suit could possibly cost the industry millions.  The Donohue family settled out court for $9.6 million when they launched their suit against Goodyear and Penske in 1986.  The family will be represented by the British law firm Stewarts Law and will be represented by one of the firm’s partners Julian Chamberlayne.

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In May, the family sent pre-action letters to the parties being sued explaining how the decisions of one or more of those parties could have be a factor to the accident that took Jules Bianchi’s life.  They also want to clear Jules Bianchi’s name.

When the FIA conducted their investigation of Bianchi’s accident, they concluded that Bianchi was driving too fast under the double yellow flags.  He lost control coming around the curve at 132 mph going around the curve of the circuit, tried to slow down while veering off and colliding with a recovery crane from behind at 78 mph.

However, the family feels that the accident could have been avoided if a series of mistakes had not been made.

  • The race was still held regardless of heavy rain and dimming light.
  • The recovery vehicle was working on the circuit, and endangerment to any driver.
  • Transporting Bianchi by ambulance instead of helicopter took at least 35 minutes longer.

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Julian Chamberlayne, the family’s representative stated that stated that:“Jules Bianchi’s death as avoidable.  The FIA Panel Inquiry Report into this accident made numerous recommendations to improve safety in Formula One but failed to identify where errors had been made which led to Jules’ death.

“It was surprising and distressing to the Bianchi family that the FIA panel in its conclusions, whilst noting a number of contributing factors, blamed Jules.  The Bianchi Family are determined that this legal process should require that those involved to provide answers and to take responsibility for any failings.

“This is important if current and future drivers are to have confidence that safety in the sport will be put first.  If this had been the case in Suzuka, Jules Bianchi would most likely still be alive and competing in the sport he loved today.”

Through this troubling time the family has had much support from Jules’s fellow drivers and loving fans.  The death of Jules Bianchi has touched a lot of hearts.  The family hopes that the law suit will bring awareness and action, so that safety procedures may be analyzed and improved, drivers and their families will not have to go through the same experience, and Jules’s death will not be in vain.

Currently the family is setting up a charitable organization in Jules’s memory to support young and aspiring motorsport drivers.  Hopefully the Bianchi family, fans, fellow drivers, and other parties can find closure in this situation.

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Could the F1 Racer Jules Bianchi’s Crash Have Been Avoided?

Whenever a mishap, accident, or tragedy has occurred we often ask ourselves many questions such as “how could this happen?” and “what can we do on our part to make sure this does not happen again?”.  These questions were immediately asked after the death of F1 Racer Jules Bianchi.  What happened in the crashed and were there circumstances that contributed the accident, which resulted in his death?

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The Accident

On October 5, 2014, the Suzuka Circuit, which was hosting the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix, was under unsavory weather conditions of low and fading daylight and heavy rains.  Jules Bianchi began to lose control of his car on the 43rd lap, driving at a speed of 132mph.  He veered to the right of the circuit and collided with the rear of the crane recoveringAndrianSutil’s car, which had also spun out of control and crashed on a previous lap.  The collision caused the crane to jolt and drop Sutil’s vehicle from its suspended position.

When he wasn’t responding to his radio or the marshals, he was reported as unconscious on the scene.  He was then treated on the scene and transported by ambulance to Mile Prefectural General Medicine Center, which took between 30 and 40 minutes.  He suffered from a severe brain injury and had to be under an artificial coma.  Bianchi remained in a coma for months until he was announced dead on July 17, 2015. His funeral was held on July 21, 2015 at the Nice Cathedral.

In May 2016, the Bianchi family announced that they would take legal action against the FIA, Marussia, and Bernie Ecclestone’s Formula One Group.

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Could it Have Been Avoided

Through the FIA investigation we learned that there was no single cause for the accident, but there was a number contributing factors including track conditions, car speed, and the placement of the recovery crane on the circuit.  The FIA suggested changes that could be made to improve the safety of the drivers.  One suggestion was to change the placement of the recovery crane where there was a lower probability of drivers crashing into it.  The FIA also change the start time of a number of Grand Prix, where they are not permitted to start a race less than four hours before sunset.  Changes to the cockpit design have also been stated, but they then concluded that the changes would have made it harder to alleviate Bianchi’s injuries at the time. Another consideration that was brought up by the FIA investigation was that Bianchi’s car’s brake-by-wire system had failed, but Marussia was not found to be at fault for the accident.  The FIA also considered that maybe that maybe the injuries could have been sustained if the cockpit was close, but FIA Safety Commission Chairman Peter Wright concluded that a closed cockpit would not have been much help.

The crash could have been prevented by not allowing the race to commence under certain conditions.  But it did commence. There is a possibility that a crash was imminent even if the crane had not been, but there severity of the crash and the injuries could have possibly been minimized.  Actions such as the implementation of earlier race times and the repositioning of various vehicles and repair sites have been conducted, but there is possibly more that could be done now and could have been done then. Since some of the solutions don’t seem feasible or impactful to the FIA, hopefully the FIA and racing teams can come up with improved safety procedures for the sake of their racers.

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Does the Family Bianchi Family Have a Case?

On May 26, 2016 the Bianchi family announced their intent to sue the following parties in regards to Jules Bianchi’s accident and death:

  • The FIA
  • Marussia
  • Bernie Ecclestone’s Formula One Group

Pre-action letters were sent stating the complaints driving the law suit such as the location of the crane, allowing the race to be held in dangerous weather conditions, and the time it took for Bianchi to be transported to the nearest hospital.

For those not familiar with this accident, while racing the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix Jules Bianchi lost control of his car while driving 132 mph under the double yellow flags.  He was attempting to slow down when the vehicle veered off and hit the crane at a speed of 78 mph.  The FIA identified Bianchi’s speed as the cause of the accident and the injuries that resulted in his death.  Despite also claiming that they were other factors that could have contributed to the accident such as the vehicle location, weather conditions, and the failing of the break-by-wire system, the FIA found no other parties at fault, only Jules Bianchi.

The Bianchi family seeks to clear Jules Bianchi’s name and gain real answers on unanswered questions and facts about the crash.  They also seek action to be taken so that future tragedies can be prevented and the safety of racers is continuously put first.  So does the Bianchi family have a case?

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The Crane’s Position

The crane’s position is definitely an issues.  Any other vehicle, besides the participating racers on the circuit is an accident waiting to happen. Having the crane on the circuit in a middle of a race puts the drivers’ safety and the safety of the recover team at risk.  If the crane was not present, Jules Bianchi could have possibly lessen the injuries of Bianchi.  In their report, the FIA made the suggestion of repositioning the crane, but they later concluded that the repositioning of the crane may not have made a difference.  But is that actually true or is the FIA shifting itself from some of the responsibility?

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Weather Conditions

The race held during Japan’s typhoon season.  At the time of the race, there was a heavy rain coming from an incoming typhoon, and there was little daylight.  Although daylight may or may not be a factor considering there are not time races, but the heavy rain is definitely an issue.  Even normal, everyday drivers tend to slow down on the roads during heavy rain.  Many sporting events have been cancelled due to heavy rain that don’t involve any type of machinery.  So why would any official or governing body deem it acceptable to hold a race during such conditions?

Transportation Time

When Jules was set to be transported to the nearest hospital, it was decided that he would be transported by ambulance rather than helicopter.  While the ambulance took between 30 and 40 minutes, they helicopter would have taken much less time.  Multiple speculations have been stated as to why the helicopter was not used.  One reason was because of the severity of the injuries.  There was fear that his injuries would have worsen if taken to a high altitude, but it has been argued that the altitude of the helicopter would have not worsen Bianchi’s condition.  Another reason was that the weather was too severe for helicopter transportation.  Of course safe weather conditions plays a huge factor in transportation.  If the weather was too severe for a helicopter to fly and safely transport a patient, then the ambulance is the only choice.  One of the problem is that under racing conditions such as Suzuka’s, regulation states that the only way for a race to continue is that it is demonstrated that ground transportation to a hospital took 20 minutes or less. It took them over 30 minutes.  Was a demonstration actually performed and under “real world” conditions? Or was it just assumed?

The Bianchi family has a pretty good case against the sued parties.  There many decisions and mistakes made that day that could have avoided the accident or given Jules a higher chance of surviving.