(© Ben Johnston 2015)
Jules Bianchi’s family continue to pray for a miracle as the Frenchman remains in a coma in a hospital in Nice following his accident at the Japanese Grand Prix last year.
Speaking to Canal + ahead of this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix where last year his son scored Manor Marussia’s first ever and only points to date with a superb drive to ninth place, Philippe Bianchi said that the situation is stagnant, and that Jules’ progress is not at the stage where the family would have hoped it would be.
Bianchi went on to say that every day when they get up the family wait by the phone for news and that neurologically Philippe is unsure what his son can do now.
Bianchi continued by saying that the most important thing is that Jules is alive. This weekend’s in Monte Carlo is located just 15 miles away from where Jules Bianchi is being cared for. The Manor Marussia F1 Team went into administration at the end of last season however they were rescued at the start of the season and are close to finding a new HQ.
This weekend the Manor Marussia team are wearing red wristbands bearing JB17, Bianchi’s car number to commemorate the Frenchman’s achievement in Monaco last year.
© Ben Johnston 2015