FIA says Bianchi has “severe head injury”

The FIA has confirmed that Jules Bianchi suffered a ‘severe head injury’ in today’s accident in the Japanese GP, and is undergoing surgery.

The Frenchman spun sideways into a recovery truck that was moving Adrian Sutil’s crashed Sauber. The car went partially under the vehicle, and its roll hoop structure was damaged.

An FIA statement said: “The driver was removed from the car, taken to the circuit medical centre and then by ambulance to Mie General Hospital.

“The CT scan shows that he has suffered a severe head injury and he is currently undergoing surgery. Following this he will be moved to intensive care where he will be monitored.

“Mie General Hospital will issue an update as soon as further information becomes available.”

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