#AceBreakingNews – JAPAN – October 05 – A Formula 1 driver has been seriously injured after crashing into a recovery vehicle in rain-soaked conditions in the Japanese Grand Prix.
The race was cut short by nine laps as Marussia driver Jules Bianchi dramatically crashed out at the same site as Adrian Sutil’s Sauber – which had aquaplaned off the track and was being recovered by marshals and machinery at the time.
Unconscious Bianchi was taken to Mie University hospital, 10 miles away, and the race was stopped on lap 46.
Bianchi’s father has since told French television that his son’s condition is ‘critical’ and he is undergoing surgery for head injuries.
According to FIA officials, the 25-year-old Bianchi will be moved to intensive care where he will be monitored after the surgery.