Marussia requests patience over Bianchi updates

After the crash for Jules Bianchi during the rain-affected Japanese Grand Prix and the subsequent operation in a Japanese hospital, his Marussia F1 Team have asked for patience regarding updates over the Frenchman’s condition.

Bianchi underwent surgery on a head injury on Sunday after crashing into the side of a crane that was removing Adrian Sutil’s stricken Sauber from its own incident.

A statement from the team thanked everyone for their overwhelming support since the incident, and insisted that representatives from both Marussia and Ferrari will remain at the Mie General Medical Center to support Bianchi and his family.

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.”