Jules Bianchi's Name Kept Above Marussia Garage in Sochi

Updated: 09 October 2014 14:12 IST

All teams have their drivers' names above the garage at every race, but organisers have decided not to remove critically injured Jules Bianchi's name from the pit-lane as his team weighs up whether they will replace the Frenchman for the race.

Jules Bianchi's Name Kept Above Marussia Garage in Sochi
Jules Bianchi waves to fans before the start of the Japanese Grand Prix. He met with a serious accident during the race. © AP

Sochi, Russia:

In a mark of solidarity to the critically injured driver Jules Bianchi, who remains in intensive care, Russian Grand Prix organisers have placed his name above the Marussia Formula 1 team garage in Sochi ahead of the inaugural race from Oct 10-12. (Bianchi Crash Aftermath Hangs Over Maiden Russian GP)

The 25-year-old suffered a horrific accident, crashing into a recovery vehicle in the Japanese Grand Prix on Oct 5 and remains in a stable but critical condition inside Mie Hospital in Yokkaichi.

All teams have their drivers' names above the garage at every race, but organisers have decided not to remove Bianchi's name from the pit-lane as his team weighs up whether they will replace the Frenchman for the race, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Alexander Rossi could be in the cockpit for the team which could also send out one car driven by Max Chilton, Bianchi's team-mate, while the team could even pull out of the event.

Marussia Manor Racing GP3, which competes in the GP3 series and is part of the Marussia F1 Team Young Driver Programme, will not participate in this weekend's event in Sochi - but the team insisted the decision was taken for commercial reasons.

Topics : Jules Bianchi Marussia Russian Grand Prix Formula 1
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