Bianchi won’t give up fight for life, says defiant father
THE father of Jules Bianchi claims his family are “living a nightmare”, but insists his son “will not give up” his fight for life.
In the wake of Bianchi’s horrific accident during the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5, Philippe Bianchi has revealed Jules’ situation is “desperate” and it is “a miracle” the 25-yearold is still alive. Marussia driver Bianchi
suffered a diffuse axonal injury to his brain – where the damage is more widespread – following a crash into a recovery vehicle at Suzuka.
On his arrival at the Mie General Medical Centre in Yokkaichi, the Frenchman had surgery, but remains in a critical condition.
Philippe, along with Bianchi’s mother Christine, brother Tom and sister Melanie, have since maintained a constant bedside vigil.
Speaking for the first time since the accident, Philippe admitted: “The situation is desperate.
“Every time the telephone goes we know it could be the hospital to tell us Jules is dead.
“He will not give up, I’m sure of that. I can see it. I believe it.
“I speak to him. I know he can hear me.
“His doctors have told us this is already a miracle, no-one has ever survived such a serious accident. But Jules won’t give up.”
Philippe added: “In a week the life of this family has been destroyed.
“What are we doing here? Living a nightmare in a place very far from home.
“It’s very serious, but he’s stable.”