The International Automobile Federation (FIA) announced the start of the investigation of the accident involving the French rider of the Russian World Cup racing team in the class of Formula 1 "Marussia" Jules Bianchi, which took place at the Japanese Grand Prix. It is reported by the French press.
The FIA Director Charlie Whiting was designated responsible for the investigation. Earlier, the head of the FIA, Jean Todt ordered to prepare a detailed report on the accident, including cross-check questioning of various sources of information. In such a way, the FIA plans to get a complete picture of the accident and to understand exactly how it happened.
The Japanese Grand Prix ended before to the scheduled date on Sunday. This decision was made by the organizers of the competition because of the accident with the French driver. 9 circuits before the finish line the safety car came to the track due to the German Adrian Sutil falling out of the car. After a while, at the same place Bianchi got off the track, crashed into an evacuating tractor and did contact the team. The unconscious Frenchman was taken to the hospital and operated on.
The doctors made the diagnosis of diffuse axonal injury of the brain. Now the Frenchman is in a coma. Even if he manages to survive, in future he will have problems with speech and memory.