Bianchi remains critical but stable, he 'continues to fight', says family

By on Thursday, October 30, 2014
Marussia F1 Team

Marussia F1 Team

The family of Jules Bianchi have confirmed that he remains in a 'critical but stable' condition in the Mie General Medical Center at Yokkaichi.

Bianchi sustained a diffuse axonal injury in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka earlier this month when he struck a recovery vehicle, which was tending to the crashed Sauber of Adrian Sutil.

Bianchi's family, in conjunction with Marussia, released a statement on Thursday confirming that the Frenchman's condition remains unchanged but that he 'continues to fight'.

"It will be four weeks this coming Sunday since Jules’ accident and he remains in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi," read a statement.

"His condition continues to be classified by the medical professionals here as critical but stable. Although we have no new information to give, we recognise that there are a huge number of people all around the world who are supporting Jules and willing him on in his fight. We owe it to his many fans to acknowledge the continued outpouring of messages, and to provide some information, however brief it may be."

The statement emphasised that there are no plans for Bianchi to be moved from his current location at this specific moment.

"Jules does indeed continue to fight," continued the statement. "Although there have been some reports suggestive of plans for Jules’ treatment, at this time his fight will continue here in Yokkaichi. We are taking things step by step.

"Once again, we would like to offer our sincere appreciation for the patience and understanding being shown towards our family at this very difficult time. We also continue to be comforted by the knowledge that Jules is receiving the best possible care at the Mie General Medical Center, with the doctors here remaining in constant contact with the neurosurgeons at the University La Sapienza of Rome, and Professor Gerard Saillant, President of the FIA Medical Commission.

"We will provide a further update when it is appropriate to do so. In the meantime, thank you to everyone who continues to keep Jules in their thoughts and prayers."

Bianchi's Marussia team will be absent from this weekend's United States Grand Prix after the outfit went into administration.

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