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Jules Bianchi’s family say the driver remains in a 'critical but stable' condition

Frenchman hospitalised after crash at the Japanese GP on October 5

Jules Bianchi

An update issued by Jules Bianchi’s family says the driver remains in a “critical but stable” condition and that they have “no new information to give” following his accident at the Japanese Grand Prix.

The Frenchman has been in hospital since crashing out at Suzuka on October 5 where he collided with a tractor that was recovering the car of Adrian Sutil.

The Bianchi family have thanked fans for their support since the accident, adding that they felt the need to keep them updated despite having no news to share.

The statement in full:

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“It will be four weeks this coming Sunday since Jules’ accident and he remains in the Mie General Medical Centre in Yokkaichi. 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.

“Jules does indeed continue to fight. 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.”

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