The Marussia F1 team have released a statement in regards to injured driver Jules Bianchi.
The Marussia F1 team has released a statement on behalf of Jules Bianchi’s family who says the driver remains in a stable but critical condition.
Bianchi continues to fight for his life after suffering a diffuse axonal brain injury during the Japanese Grand Prix.
A joint statement from the Mie General Medical Centre and the Marussia team said that the situation remains “challenging”.
“Jules remains in a critical but stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit of Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi,” the statement said.
“The Bianchi family continue to be comforted by the thoughts and prayers of Jules’ many fans and the motor sport community.
“In particular, the many demonstrations of support and affection during the course of the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi were of enormous comfort to Jules’ parents and the relatives and friends also present at the hospital.
“The family will provide further medical updates when appropriate.”
Bianchi’s father, Philippe, told Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport that it was a miracle his son was still alive.
“The situation is desperate. Every time the telephone goes, we know it could be the hospital to tell us that Jules is dead,” he said.
“I was very sad when he got hurt. I kept wondering, like every one else, why don’t they tell us more about how he is?
“But now I’m in the same position I understand. Everyone keeps asking me how Jules is but I can’t reply, there is no answer. It’s very serious, but he’s stable. One day he seems a bit better, other days a bit worse. The doctors don’t say. The damage from the accident is very bad but we don’t know how it will evolve.
“It’s tough. In a week the life of this family has been destroyed. What are we doing here? Living a nightmare in a place very far from home.
“But when Jules gets a bit better we can transfer him, maybe to Tokyo, and things will be a bit easier. But who knows when that will happen. If it will happen. We have no certainties, we just have to wait and see.”