F1: Marussia team says Bianchi family has priority over news

Marussia team CEO Graeme Lowdon enters the Yokkaichi General Medical Centre in Yokkaichi on October 6, 2014 where their driver Jules Bianchi of France is hospitalized after his crash in the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka on October 5.

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The Marussia team has made it clear that there will be no further news on Jules Bianchi until his family deems the timing appropriate.

His parents are understood to be travelling to Japan today (Monday), although airports have been badly disrupted by bad weather.

The full statement from the team reads: “Following the accident involving Jules Bianchi during yesterday’s 2014 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit, the Marussia F1 Team would like to acknowledge the huge outpouring of support and affection for Jules and the Team at this very difficult time.

“With regard to the communication of information concerning Jules’ medical condition, we will respect, and be guided by, the wishes of the Bianchi family. Together with Jules’ care, they will remain our highest priority. Therefore, we would ask for patience and understanding with regard to further medical updates, which will be communicated in conjunction with the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi, where Jules is being treated, when they feel it is appropriate.

“Representatives of the Marussia F1 Team and Scuderia Ferrari will remain at the hospital to support Jules and the Bianchi family.”

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