Sunday, October 5, 2014

DEVELOPING: F1's Bianchi Undergoes Surgery After Suzuka Crash

((HT: Sky Sports/F1))

This doesn't look good, but we could also say the same thing about racing in a super-typhoon.

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi is in critical condition after crashing during the Japanese Grand Prix

Here's the look we can give you until F1 pulls it...

Bianchi was dianosed with a serious head injury and underwent emergency surgery. It appears that while Adrian Sutil's car was being hoisted onto a crane for track removal, Bianchi experienced an apparent hydroplane in the same spot in Turn 7.

Sutil was asked about what he saw: "I aquaplaned. The rain got more and more. One lap later with waved yellow flags, Jules came around and had the same spin there and that was it. It was the same crash but the outcome was different. The car came out to rescue my car and it all happened."

And F1 released a statement themselves:

"On lap 42, Adrian Sutil lost control of his car, spun and hit the tire barrier on the outside of Turn 7. The marshals displayed double waved yellow flags before the corner to warn the drivers of the incident. A recovery vehicle was dispatched in order to lift the car and take it to a place of safety behind the guardrail. While this was being done, the driver of car 17, Jules Bianchi, lost control of his car, travelled across the run-off area and hit the back of the tractor."

More when we know more...

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