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Johannesburg, July 19 (ANI): Formula One must ‘never relent in improving safety’ for drivers on race circuits, said that Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA), after the tragic death of French driver Jules Bianchi due to head injuries sustained during the Japanese Grand Prix last year.

The 25-year-old driver had been in coma since crashing his Marussia car into a recovery vehicle in wet conditions at Suzuka nine months ago.

The GPDA said that they have lost Bianchi as a direct consequence of an on-track accident, 21 years after the deaths of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger.

The drivers’ body also conceded that despite considerable improvements in the sport, the Bianchi’s death was a reminder that how dangerous racing still remains.

“Despite considerable improvements, we, the Grand Prix drivers, owe it to the racing community, to the lost ones and to Jules, his family and friends, to never relent in improving safety,” the GPDA was quoted as saying by Sport24.

Bianchi made his F1 debut with Marussia in 2013 and was also a member of the Ferrari young driver academy. (ANI)

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