Jules Bianchi’s family has denied reports which claimed he will soon return from Japan to continue his treatment in Europe.
“Although there have been some reports suggestive of plans for Jules’ treatment, at this time his fight will continue here in Yokkaichi,” they said.
In a statement distributed by Bianchi’s Marussia team, his family stated they had no further information to share about his conditions following the last update, which was over two weeks ago. The driver is “continuing to fight”, they said.
“Once again, we would like to offer our sincere appreciation for the patience and understanding being shown towards our family at this very difficult time,” they added.
Jules Bianchi’s family’s statement on his condition
It will be four weeks this coming Sunday since Jules’ accident and he remains in the Mie General Medical Centre in Yokkaichi. His condition continues to be classified by the medical professionals here as critical but stable.
Although we have no new information to give, we recognise that there are a huge number of people all around the world who are supporting Jules and willing him on in his fight. We owe it to his many fans to acknowledge the continued outpouring of messages, and to provide some information, however brief it may be.
Jules does indeed continue to fight. Although there have been some reports suggestive of plans for Jules’ treatment, at this time his fight will continue here in Yokkaichi. We are taking things step by step.
Once again, we would like to offer our sincere appreciation for the patience and understanding being shown towards our family at this very difficult time. We also continue to be comforted by the knowledge that Jules is receiving the best possible care at the Mie General Medical Centre, with the doctors here remaining in constant contact with the neurosurgeons at the University La Sapienza of Rome, and Professor Gerard Saillant, president of the FIA Medical Commission.
We will provide a further update when it is appropriate to do so. In the meantime, thank you to everyone who continues to keep Jules in their thoughts and prayers.
2014 Japanese Grand Prix
- Bianchi’s fight for life ends nine months after Japanese Grand Prix crash
- Streiff’s comments on Bianchi crash investigation prompts legal action from FIA
- No improvement in Bianchi’s condition
- FIA plans changes after Bianchi crash but report says his speed was to blame
- Bianchi returns to France but condition still “critical”
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