French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi died from injuries sustained at this past year’s Japanese Grand Prix.
Nine months after suffering a severe head injury in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix, Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi has expired.
Bianchi busted up a year ago after he “Did not slow sufficiently” after race coordinators waved yellow flags to warn drivers of another injury, according to a 396-page report by the sport’s world governing body, the International Automobile Federation.
After being treated locally, Bianchi was transferred to a hospital in Nice, France, his home country, w he died late Friday evening, according to Bianchi’s family.
Bianchi is the first Formula 1 driver to perish as a result of injuries sustained in a Grand Prix crash since three-time world champion Ayrton Senna, who expired after wrecking at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy.
At the time of the injury, Bianchi was in his second season driving for Marussia.