Marussia overwhelmed by support following Bianchi accident

By on Friday, October 10, 2014
Marussia F1 Team

Marussia F1 Team

Marussia's Graeme Lowdon says the team has been overwhelmed by support in the days following Jules Bianchi's serious accident at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Bianchi remains in hospital in Japan suffering from a diffuse axonal injury after he struck a recovery vehicle.

Lowdon says that Formula 1's reaction to the accident has been of enormous help to the squad.

"It’s been an incredibly difficult week for Formula One but it’s been an incredibly difficult week for our team," he said.

"It has been a really difficult time for the team, but I have to say we have been helped enormously by the Formula One family. I think it would have been really difficult for us to get through this week without the help of some very key people.

"Jules is an exceptional Formula One driver but he is also an exceptional human being. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t like him. You wouldn’t wish that accident on anybody. Certainly Jules has so many friends that it has really hit home very hard to a lot of people.

"Our priority from this point onwards is obviously to Jules and his family and we want to provide them with the maximum amount of support at what is really a very, very difficult time.

"John [Booth] is the team principal and the team principal is the most important person in the team and he has remained in Japan to offer what support he can, None of us are medical people - we can’t help in that area - but we can provide another form of support, which we hope helps at a really difficult time. From a team point of view we want to thank everyone who has provided support, especially the fans."

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