Bianchi father plans foundation legacy

By on Thursday, September 24, 2015
Manor Marussia F1 Team

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The father of the late Jules Bianchi says that he intends to create a foundation in honour of the fallen racer, in the hope of aiding young drivers in the future.

Bianchi sustained severe head injuries during an accident at last year's Japanese Grand Prix and passed away in July 2015 following a nine month fight for survival.

Philippe Bianchi now plans to help aspiring racing drivers, as the anniversary of Bianchi's accident approaches.

"He was in motorsport since he was three years old on my go-kart track, and all his life he loved motorsport," he told BBC Sport.

"I want to make a foundation to help young drivers perhaps in go-kart who don't have money and who need some people to give them experience.

"When F1 came for the funeral of Jules and made an ovation to Jules for me and all my family it was a very important thing, because it was a consecration for him and it touched all the family in their hearts.

"Everyone tells me for sure Jules would have won a grand prix and he could have won a world championship perhaps - but now nobody can know.

"But sure he worked for that, he had talent and I think with a very good car he could have made a battle to win the championship.

"I speak with a lot of drivers in Formula 1 and am sure that they want to help me because I think that all the drivers are very touched by this dramatic incident and I know that I have a lot of people beside me who want to help - the sponsors and the drivers of Formula 1.

"I'm sure I can make something good for Jules. It's important now because Jules is not here, but it's difficult because he is missed a lot."

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