Jules Bianchi: 1989-2015

It is with great sadness that we share the tragic news that Jules Bianchi has passed away from injuries he sustained in the Japanese Grand Prix in 2014. All of us here at FBC offer our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Jules Bianchi.

The family released a statement this evening:

A Statement from the Bianchi Family

Nice, France
Saturday 18 July 2015
02.45hrs France │ 01.45hrs UK

It is with deep sadness that the parents of Jules Bianchi, Philippe and Christine, his brother Tom and sister Mélanie, wish to make it known that Jules passed away last night at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) in Nice, (France) where he was admitted following the accident of 5th October 2014 at Suzuka Circuit during the Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix.

“Jules fought right to the very end, as he always did, but today his battle came to an end,” said the Bianchi family. “The pain we feel is immense and indescribable. We wish to thank the medical staff at Nice’s CHU who looked after him with love and dedication. We also thank the staff of the General Medical Center in the Mie Prefecture (Japan) who looked after Jules immediately after the accident, as well as all the other doctors who have been involved with his care over the past months.

“Furthermore, we thank Jules’ colleagues, friends, fans and everyone who has demonstrated their affection for him over these past months, which gave us great strength and helped us deal with such difficult times. Listening to and reading the many messages made us realise just how much Jules had touched the hearts and minds of so many people all over the world.

“We would like to ask that our privacy is respected during this difficult time, while we try to come to terms with the loss of Jules.”

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Chuck Voelter

I’m thinking a lot of us knew this might be coming. RIP Jules, we hardly knew ye.

Negative Camber

I think so Chuck. I have to feel the family knew he was not going to regain consciousness and would not want to be kept alive on a machine for the rest of his life. A very, very sad time for sure.

Daniel Johnson

Just gutting all around, kind of reminds me of Greg Moore in that he was just at the start of a promising career.


Salut Jules

Andreas Möller

So sad news :( My thoughts and prayers are with Jules’ family, friends and the Manor F1 team.

Tom Firth

RIP Jules.



Matthew Fearon

I kept thinking, “man he is really going to be confused about what the heck is going on with F1 when he wakes up” It really never crossed my mind that he might actually pass away. Very sad, he was too young. RIP Jules.


When he pulled that pass on kobiyashi in monaco i said aloud to everyone in the room “Wow he’s really aggressive. He’s going to hurt himself if he isnt careful”.

Junipero Mariano

Godspeed, Jules Bianchi.