As the European racing season came to a close this weekend, two of the biggest paddocks took a moment to send their support to Jules Bianchi as the Frenchman continues to fight for his life in hospital in Japan.
Bianchi was left with severe head injuries following an accident towards the end of the Japanese Grand Prix two weeks ago, and the motorsport world has since sent all of its thoughts and support to the Frenchman and his family.
As per the most recent update, Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition, with his Marussia team recently calling out false reports about the accident.
Earlier this week, the drivers racing in the World Series by Renault programme – Formula Renault 3.5, Eurocup 2.0 and Eurocup Clio – united for a picture with a giant poster reading “Forza Jules”. Bianchi finished second in the Formula Renault 3.5 championship in 2012, narrowly losing out to eventual champion Robin Frijns. He would go on to graduate to F1 just a few months later.
The whole WSR family with Jules #ForzaJules pic.twitter.com/IoLxQsAJ9L
— WorldSeriesbyRenault (@WSR_Live) October 17, 2014
Following the example set in the F1 paddock at last weekend’s Russian Grand Prix, the drivers in the German touring car championship (DTM) formed a circle on the starting grid ahead of the final race of the season at Hockenheim today.
#DTM drivers maling a circle for Jules Bianchi #Jules17 pic.twitter.com/Oq1fiKyJ7t
— Audi Sport (@Audi__Sport) October 19, 2014
As the motorsport world continues to wait for good news from Japan, we can only continue to send our love and support to Bianchi and his family at this difficult time.