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At today’s Japanese Grand Prix Marussia driver, Jules Bianchi, was involved in a horrific collision with a JCB recovery vehicle and is now under-going head surgery.
The recovery team where attempting to remove the car of Adrian Sutil when Bianchi lost control of his car at the same corner and smashed into the back of the digger.
The 25-year-old was knocked unconscious and was taken to the Mie University Hospital, 10 miles away from the track. The race itself had been under threat for days due to Typhoon Phanfone and was started under safety car conditions.
Once the race got underway properly the two Mercedes cars managed to open up a huge gap over the rest of the field. Meanwhile Jenson Button made the decision to switch to the intermediate tyres and was soon rewarded as he moved up into third place.
The two Williams cars began to struggle with the handling of their cars and were quickly disposed of by the Red Bull pairing of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo.
Nico Rosberg led for most of the race but he began to suffer from over-steer was being caught by Lewis Hamilton, who eventually got the better of his teammate and quickly opened up a five-second lead.
The Brit never looked back and took victory when the race was red-flagged due to the unfortunate event involving Bianchi. Rosberg managed to hold on to second-place ahead of Vettel, who managed to finally get the better of Ricciardo.
All three drivers kept celebrations to a minimal on the podium as news spread of Bianchi condition.
Wheels And Goals are keeping Jules Bianchi in our prayers! Keep Fighting and get well soon.
5:30pm UPDATE: Jules Bianchi is out of surgery and is now believed to be breathing on his own. No more news as of yet on his overall condition.