Drivers lend support to Bianchi

By on Sunday, October 5, 2014
Marussia F1 Team

Marussia F1 Team. File photo.

The Formula 1 paddock has said that today's Japanese Grand Prix result is irrelevant as thoughts turn to Jules Bianchi, who has been taken to hospital following an accident.

Bianchi went off at Dunlop Curve and struck a recovery vehicle which was removing Adrian Sutil's car, which had crashed on the previous lap.

"Our first thoughts go to Jules - it overshadows everything else when one of our colleagues is injured and we are praying for him," said race winner Lewis Hamilton.

"Next to this, the race result doesn't seem significant at all."

"Congrats to Lewis for winning today, of course with my thoughts at the moment with our colleagues Jules, because it seems quite serious, so I really wish him all the best," said second placed driver Nico Rosberg.

"In the end, I don’t think it really matters," Sebastian Vettel said of third position.

"I think the most important thing, as we’re all probably thinking, is that we hope the best for Jules, obviously currently not in the best shape but we hope that we get some very good news very soon."

"For me, the race doesn’t really matter today," explained Jenson Button, who finished fifth.

"I haven’t seen anything of Jules’ accident, but the most important thing to say is that all our thoughts are with him, his family, and his team right now.

"It’s an accident that you hope never happens in Formula 1."

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