New Delhi: The world lost another sportsperson who died from what he loved most. Jules Bianchi's death shows why sports is so cruel and how it affects one and all.
Bianchi was just 25 years of age and made his Formula One debut in 2013. The Frenchman suffered what proved to be fatal injuries at the Japanese Grand Prix, which was run on 5 October 2014.
He was admitted at the Japanese hospital before being relocated in France. Being in coma since the crash, Bianchi succumbed to injuries on Friday night.
He became the first F1 driver to be killed in an accident since Ayrton Senna who died at Imola in 1994 in the San Marino Grand Prix.
Sports personalities and F1 world reacted on social micro-blogging site Twitter on Bianchi's death. His team Manor F1 posted a statement on Twitter by his family.
We are devastated to lose Jules after such a hard-fought battle. It was a privilege to have him race for our team. https://t.co/USrDQbG7fZ
— Manor F1 Team (@ManorF1Team) July 18, 2015
Woke up to these very sad news.. RIP Jules. You will be never forgotten. My thoughts are with the family pic.twitter.com/79yv2DrDFa
— Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriBottas) July 18, 2015
Today we have lost an amazing talent and person... Words can't describe our feelings right now. We will all miss you Jules.. #RIPJules
— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) July 18, 2015
Just heard that Jules Bianchi passed away. Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends. #RIP
— Juan Pablo Montoya (@jpmontoya) July 18, 2015
— Romain Grosjean (@RGrosjean) July 18, 2015
Last night we lost a truly great guy and a real fighter #RIPJules my sincerest Condolences to his family and friends.
— Jenson Button (@JensonButton) July 18, 2015
Rest in peace Jules Bianchi. This sport that we love can be very cruel.
— Dario Franchitti (@dariofranchitti) July 18, 2015
No words can describe what his family & the sport have lost. All I can say it was a pleasure knowing & racing you. x pic.twitter.com/NVcfbV9qdR
— M A X Chilton (@maxchilton) July 18, 2015
— Mario Andretti (@MarioAndretti) July 18, 2015