FIA and the GPDA have commented on the recent Jules Bianchi’s death with two touching statements with his version of this tragic event.
The sport has lost one of the most talented drivers of this generation, from a family that has such a strong presence in the history of the sport.
Jules Bianchi was a popular personality in F1, possessing the best of both human and sporting qualities.
The FIA recognises the courage with which he conducted his last fight, in the company of his loving family.
Jean Todt , FIA President, expressed his deepest condolences to Jules’ family and recognised the great pain being felt by the Bianchi family and those close to them.
The motor sport community offers their most sincere support through this terrible ordeal.
Formula 1 has lost a great talent, a great man and a great friend today.
Twenty-one years after the deaths of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger, we have now lost Jules, who has died as a direct consequence of an on track accident.
It is at times like this that we are brutally reminded of how dangerous racing still remains.
Despite considerable improvements, we, the Grand Prix drivers, owe it to the racing community, to the lost ones and to Jules, his family and friends, to never relent in improving safety.