Our thoughts and prayers are for the recovery of Jules Bianchi, who is in a very serious critical position and still unconscious, after the 25yr old crashed his car in the high speed Grand Prix in Japan.
After Sauber's Adrian Sutil crashed out in extremely wet conditions, the 25-year-old Frenchman followed on the same corner and reportedly collided with a tractor that was removing Sutil's car. After being attended to by a medical team on the track, Bianchi, 25, was taken to Mie University Hospital by ambulance, less than 10 miles away from the Suzuka circuit, with the torrential rain meaning that a helicopter could not fly.
The race was stopped in the 47th lap after the collision, but the Williams driver Felipe Massa, who himself suffered a life-threatening crash in 2009, condemned the race organisers. He said: "In my opinion they started the race too early because it was not driveable at the beginning and they finished the race too late. I was screaming on the radio five laps before the safety car that there was too much water on the track but they just took a little bit too long. It was dangerous."
Of course, he will never be "OK" if he survives. Very sad, but such a dangerous sport. If conditions were that sketchy, I think I would withdraw myself from the race no matter what the cost. Guess that's why I'm not a race car driver... (Remember my dream car post?!)