London, July 18 (ANI): French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has died nine months after he sustained injuries during a crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.
The Marussia driver suffered severe head injuries when he crashed into a recovery vehicle in wet conditions at Suzuka on October 5 and was in coma since then, the BBC reported.
Bianchi died in the hospital near his parents’ home in Nice in the south of France.
His family confirmed the news, saying that Bianchi fought right to the very end as he always did, but his battle came to an end finally.
They also thanked his colleagues, friends, fans and everyone, who had demonstrated their affection for him over these past months which gave them great strength to deal with such difficult times.
Bianchi is the first F1 driver to die from injuries sustained in a Grand Prix since Brazilian triple world champion Ayrton Senna had died at Italy’s Imola circuit in 1994. (ANI)