FIA grieves for 'one of most talented drivers of this generation'

By on Saturday, July 18, 2015
Marussia F1 Team

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Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, has paid tribute to the late Jules Bianchi, calling him 'one of the most talented drivers of this generation.'

Bianchi's family announced that the Frenchman passed away on Friday night, nine months after he suffered devastating injuries during the Japanese Grand Prix.

"The sport has lost one of the most talented drivers of this generation, from a family that has such a strong presence in the history of the sport," read an FIA statement.

"Jules Bianchi was a popular personality in F1, possessing the best of both human and sporting qualities.

"The FIA recognises the courage with which he conducted his last fight, in the company of his loving family.

"Jean Todt, FIA President, expressed his deepest condolences to Jules' family and recognised the great pain being felt by the Bianchi family and those close to them.

"The motor sport community offers their most sincere support through this terrible ordeal."

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