Race Car Driver Jules Bianchi Almost Killed in Horrific Crash (Video)


Marussia F1 driver Jules Bianchi was in a horrific crash at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, but was not killed.

A video (below) of the crash shows Bianchi driving off the track and into a tractor, which was removing wreckage from an earlier crash by Adrian Sutil, noted Jalopnik.com.

Bianchi was rushed to surgery and later moved to an intensive care unit (ICU).

Bianchi reportedly started to lose control of his car on the wet track and overcorrected. He drove across the run-off area and into the back of the tractor. The front of his car sustained major damage while the rear was destroyed on impact, reports Motor Sport.

Bianchi's Marussia F1 Team has not made an official statement, but his father suggested that the racer suffered some brain injuries.

According to the BBC, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the race in Suzuka, Japan, but later commented: "It is obviously a real anti-climax to hear one of our colleagues is seriously injured. That is the main worry."

Sources: BBC, Jalopnik.com, Motor Sport


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