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Jules Bianchi
Bianchi in 2012
Date of birth 3 August 1989
Place of birth Nice, France
Died 17 July 2015
Place of death Nice, France
Related to Lucien Bianchi (great-uncle)
Mauro Bianchi (grandfather)
Previous series
2010–11
2009–10–2011
2009, 2012
2009
2008–09
2007
2007
GP2 Series
GP2 Asia Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
British Formula Three
Formula 3 Euro Series
French Formula Renault 2.0
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Championship titles
2009
2007
Formula 3 Euro Series
French Formula Renault 2.0

Jules Bianchi (3 August 1989 – 17 July 2015) was a French racing driver. He drove for the Marussia F1 team. He made his Formula One debut in 2013, driving for Marussia alongside Max Chilton. He previously raced in Formula Renault 3.5, the GP2 Series and Formula Three.

During the Japanese Grand Prix on 5 October, 2014, Bianchi's car crashed with a recovery vehicle which was helping to the car of Adrian Sutil, who had crashed the lap before. The race was cancelled after the crash. The FIA released a statement that CT scans have shown Bianchi suffered a "severe head injury" in the crash, and he was be transferred to intensive care following surgery.

Bianchi died in Nice, France on 17 July 2015 from complications of his injuries at the age of 25.

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