The Japanese Grand Prix came to an early end following a serious crash involving Jules Bianchi.
The Marussia driver went off at the Dunlop Curve where Adrian Sutil had crashed moments earlier.
FIA press officer Matteo Bonciani confirmed Bianchi was not conscious and had been taken to hospital by ambulance with a police escort.
Sutil said Bianchi’s car struck the crane which had been sent to recover his Sauber.
The race was red-flagged on lap 46. Conditions had been wet throughout, and the first attempt to start the race was abandoned after two laps behind the Safety Car due to heavy rain. It was eventually started after a further eight laps behind the Safety Car.
2014 Japanese Grand Prix
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