Jules Bianchi

1989-08-03 - 2015-07-17 (age 25)


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Leclerc: Bianchi deserved Ferrari seat more than me

Charles Leclerc says close friend Jules Bianchi probably deserved a Ferrari Formula 1 race seat more than him – and would have delivered better results than he has so far.

Jules Bianchi's career in pictures's reflects back on Jules Bianchi's entire racing career in pictures.

Nice to name street after Bianchi

A street in the city of Nice will soon bear the name of Jules Bianchi, who died on July 17th, 2015 following his serious crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.

"Pretty emotional" Ricciardo dedicates win to Bianchi

Daniel Ricciardo has dedicated his Malaysian Grand Prix victory to the late Jules Bianchi, the Australian admitting his fourth career win has left him feeling "pretty emotional".

Leclerc missing Bianchi's help after Ferrari test outing

Ferrari protege Charles Leclerc admits he misses the guidance of his late mentor Jules Bianchi.

Family begins legal action against F1, FIA over Jules Bianchi death

Jules Bianchi's family has taken the first steps of legal action against the FIA, the Formula One Group and the Marussia team over the death of their son after the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.

Bianchi family to run new foundation to help young karters

The family of the late Jules Bianchi has announced the creation of the ‘Jules Bianchi Society’ designed to help young kart drivers climb the motorsport ladder towards Formula 1.

Top Stories of 2015; #1: Cockpit safety in the spotlight after losing Wilson and Bianchi

Topping our list of biggest stories in 2015 are two very somber headlines. The loss of both Justin Wilson and Jules Bianchi.

Bianchi's father says he still can't watch F1

Jules Bianchi's father has said he still cannot bear to watch Formula 1 races, as the anniversary of his son's accident approaches.

Manor: Bianchi memories will dominate thoughts at Suzuka

Manor team principal John Booth has admitted that this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix will be an emotional one for the team as it returns to the scene of Jules Bianchi’s fatal accident.

F1 drivers more united on safety since Bianchi crash

Formula 1 drivers have become more unified as a group in ensuring safety is never compromised again in the wake of Jules Bianchi's crash, claim leading stars Felipe Massa and Felipe Nasr.

Ciao Jules: Tributes from across motorsport

On what would have been Jules Bianchi's 26th birthday, has assembled a selection of tributes from across motorsport to the Frenchman in a special image gallery.

Jules Bianchi’s F1 peers pay their tributes to absent friend

In Hungary today, during their media sessions and press conferences, Formula 1’s drivers were able to pay their personal tributes to Jules Bianchi. Here is a selection of what they had to say…

Bianchi was “absolutely key” to Manor’s F1 status – Stevens

Will Stevens has paid tribute to Jules Bianchi’s legacy at the Manor Marussia team, but admitted that this weekend at the Hungaroring will be “tough” after its former driver passed away last Friday.

New Bianchi crash data revealed

New crash data from Jules Bianchi's accident at the Japanese Grand Prix has been revealed.

Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-07-22

Your weekly dose of top 10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning photographers.

Hamilton admits saying goodbye to Bianchi "incredibly hard"

World champion Lewis Hamilton admitted that saying goodbye to the late Jules Bianchi was "incredibly hard" for him.

Let’s celebrate Jules Bianchi’s life now the mourning is over

Following Jules Bianchi's funeral in Nice, Charles Bradley remembers time spent with an enthusiastic 18-year-old about to embark on his first season of Formula 3.

Family pays funeral tribute to Bianchi's 'courage, strength and dignity'

The family of Jules Bianchi delivered an emotional tribute to the Frenchman on Tuesday as leading figures from Formula 1 paid their respects at his funeral in Nice.

FIA to retire Jules Bianchi's number

Formula 1 chiefs are to permanently retire car number 17, as a mark of respect for Jules Bianchi.

Ferrari had chosen Bianchi to replace Raikkonen - Montezemolo

Jules Bianchi had been singled out as the man Ferrari wanted to eventually replace Kimi Raikkonen, its former chairman Luca di Montezemolo has revealed.

F1 must never get complacent over safety - Prost

Formula 1 can never feel it has to done enough to improve safety as it comes to terms with Jules Bianchi's death, claims Alain Prost.

Karthikeyan and Chandhok say Bianchi could have achieved a lot

Former Indian Formula 1 drivers Karun Chandhok and Narain Karthikeyan paid their tribute to Jules Bianchi.

Coulthard: Danger will always be part of F1

David Coulthard believes that danger will always be a core part of Formula 1, despite likely renewed safety efforts in the wake of Jules Bianchi's death.

Chilton dominates en route to emotional Indy Lights win

Max Chilton took the first Indy Lights win of his career in commanding style at Iowa, dedicating the victory to former Marussia teammate Jules Bianchi.

Ferrari: Ciao Jules

The young Ferrari Driver Academy driver loses fight for life

F1 drivers vow to honour Bianchi by improving safety

The Grand Prix Drivers Association has released a statement vowing to “never relent” when it comes to improving Formula 1 safety in honour of Jules Bianchi.

Jules Bianchi: A career in pictures takes a look back at the career of Jules Bianchi in pictures following the tragic news of his death after injuries sustained in last year's Japanese Grand Prix.

Remembering a potential superstar, and a gentleman

Formula 1 editor Jonathan Noble reflects on the life and times of Jules Bianchi, who passed away today.

Bianchi’s passing mourned by French F1 stars

The tragic news of Jules Bianchi’s death has been mourned by two of France’s best-loved Formula 1 stars, Alain Prost and Jean Alesi.

Jules Bianchi: 1989-2015

Jules Bianchi’s tragic demise, nine months after his accident in the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix, meant we never got to see his talent in a Formula 1 car worthy of his potential during a race weekend.

Drivers from around the world react to the death of Jules Bianchi

In times of tragedy, the racing community never fails to come together and support one another, remembering who we have lost.

Family statement: Jules Bianchi dies at the age of 25

Jules Bianchi has passed away, nine months after crashing into a recovery vehicle during last year's Japanese Grand Prix.

Two U.S. teams on the F1 grid in 2016? It could happen

Promoter Tavo Hellmund and financier James Carney head US-based investment group looking to buy a Formula 1 team.

Bianchi's father "less optimistic" about recovery

Jules Bianchi's father Philippe says he is now more pessimistic about the chances of his son recovering from the injuries he suffered at the Japanese Grand Prix last year.

Bianchi family “waiting for a miracle”

Jules Bianchi’s father Philippe has spoken on the eve of the anniversary of his son’s storming drive to ninth place in the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix.

How Jules Bianchi saved an F1 team

One year on from his superb drive to ninth place in the Monaco Grand Prix, Kate Walker pays tribute to Jules Bianchi and a performance that saved a Formula 1 team from extinction.

Jules Bianchi's father speaks of family's continued hopes

Philippe Bianchi, the father of injured Formula 1 star Jules, has spoken candidly in an interview about his son's ongoing fight and how it is affecting his family.

Rain threat could reignite F1 wet tyre concerns

The potential in Malaysia this weekend for a first wet grand prix since Suzuka last year is set to put the focus back on F1 rain tyres after very limited wet-weather winter testing.

Is this the answer to Formula One's cost crisis?

Kate Walker explains why properly managed technical partnerships and driver development schemes can help F1 in more ways than it realizes.

Booth says Bianchi points saved Manor

Manor team principal John Booth says his team would not exist anymore should Jules Bianchi had not scored points in last year's Monaco Grand Prix.

Facu Regalia joins World Series by Renault field in 2015

Following seven months of intense work, Facu Regalia has just confirmed his Zeta Corse signing, to compete in the full World Series by Renault season.

What the fuss over 1000bhp Formula One cars is all about

The drive towards a dramatic increase in engine power is gaining traction as the F1 Commission vote for future direction looms.

Gian Carlo Minardi: "Stop Marussia? A mistake"

The spotlight is now focused on Strategy Group's decisions...

Ex-F1 driver Philippe Streiff sued by Todt and Saillant after comments

The former F1 driver made some bold comments towards the President of the FIA.

How will the 2014 Formula 1 season be remembered?

From a great rivalry and brand new regulations to the life threatening accident of Jules Bianchi and the financial demise of two will you look back on 2014?

2015 hosts rule out F1 night races

Two F1 hosts have ruled out switching to a night race format for 2015.

Formula One's reasons to celebrate

Although there are a number of issues with the sport right now, there are some positives.

Struggling teams still face uncertain future

The back marker teams are still uncertain as to what will come of them.

Top 20 moments of 2014

With the New Year upon us, we thought it would be great to compile our list of the top 20 moments of the season, from our series that ran this holiday season.

Top 20 moments of 2014, #1: Tragedy in Suzuka looked over all the huge and somber moments of the season, and our team deemed Jules Bianchi's accident, and his fight for recovery as the biggest story of 2014.

Bianchi official update: "Neurological status remains unchanged"

Here is the latest update on the condition of Jules Bianchi, straight from his parents Philippe and Christine.

Top 20 photos of 2014: the outtakes

Here are the 51 honorable mentions that didn't quite make the cut for our top 20 photos feature.

Top 20 moments of 2014, #3: Ferrari in upheaval, loses Alonso and gains Vettel

Silly season is often very predictable, especially with the amount of attention Formula One gets, but looking at the big moments of 2014, these hit #3.

Top 20 moments of 2014, #5: Marussia/Caterham give new meaning to money problems

Looking back of the top 20 moments of 2014, the struggles of Marussia and Caterham cannot be overlooked.

Top 10 F1 drivers of 2014

Taking into account the equipment they had under them, which F1 drivers put in the most impressive performances of 2014?

Former F1 doctor attacks FIA over hospital visit

Former F1 doctor Gary Hartstein claims the FIA tried last week to have him fired from his day-job in Belgium.

Alexander Rossi on the 2014 season

Sole American driver in the current Formula One line up, Alexander Rossi talks about the 2014 season.

Ferrari renews hopes on traditional Christmas party

In the traditional Gestione Sportiva Christmas Lunch, Fernando Alonso did his last appearance in Ferrari.