Bianchi funeral on Tues

Source:Agencies Published: 2015-7-19 23:13:01

The funeral of Jules Bianchi, the French Formula One driver who died after spending nine months in a coma following a crash at last season's Japanese Grand Prix, will be held in his home city of Nice on Tuesday.

Bianchi, 25, who died Friday, had been fighting for his life under controlled medical conditions in the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire hospital in Nice, southern France.

He is the first Formula One driver to perish from a racing accident since triple world champion Ayrton Senna in San Marino in 1994.

Bianchi joined Marussia in 2013 and competed in 34 Grands Prix, notching two world championship points - still the team's best result.

He suffered a traumatic brain injury when his car careered off the rain-drenched Suzuka circuit during the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5 and smashed into a recovery truck.

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