Bianchi family still hoping for a miracle

By on Friday, May 22, 2015
Marussia F1 Team

Marussia F1 Team

Jules Bianchi's father, Philippe, says the family is still hoping for a miracle with the Frenchman's recovery, though concede that the process is now 'stagnant.'

Bianchi suffered a devastating head injury during last October's Japanese Grand Prix and has remained unconscious ever since.

Bianchi is currently in hospital in his home city of Nice, where he has been since mid-November.

"While there is life, there is hope, even though after a while you are hoping for a miracle," Philippe Bianchi said in an interview with French broadcaster Canal Plus.

"Every day is difficult. The situation is stagnant. Jules' neurological progress is not what we would like it to be. When we get up every morning we think of Jules' life, we think also of his death. We have to think about death because we are in a situation where we know a lot of things can happen."

"The first thing is Jules is alive, that's the most important thing for us. He's fighting with the weapons he has, but in neurological terms I'm not sure he is able to do much now.

"Seeing him fighting gives a lot of hope to his loved ones, and it's important for us. I think we all stopped living that day, the fifth of October. It's something you can never expect. It's not what Jules wants, being in a hospital bed. It's not his life, it's not what we want either. But we have to keep hope."

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