Marussia to honour Jules Bianchi`s Monaco exploits by wearing special wristbands

The Manor Marussia team is honouring Frenchman Jules Bianchi`s points-scoring exploits at last year`s Monaco Grand Prix by wearing special wristbands throughout the event this year.

Marussia to honour Jules Bianchi`s Monaco exploits by wearing special wristbands

Monaco: The Manor Marussia team is honouring Frenchman Jules Bianchi`s points-scoring exploits at last year`s Monaco Grand Prix by wearing special wristbands throughout the event this year.

His ninth place in the race in 2014 remains the team`s only top ten finish since it began racing in 2010.

Bianchi, 25, suffered life-threatening head injuries after a collision with a rescue vehicle at last year`s Japanese Grand Prix and remains in hospital care in nearby Nice.

Two-time world champion Spaniard Fernando Alonso summed up the feelings of most drivers when he reflected on their sadness at Bianchi`s continued absence.

"It was some kind of miracle," he said. "That is what Jules did last year -- ninth place here. He was the star of the race.

"Now, to come here again and not see him together with us on the grid is very sad. It`s not only here we remember him, it`s every weekend, but here it`s a little more difficult to understand the things that happened last year.

"He is in Nice. He is half an hour away so, hopefully, he can feel some extra power that we send him."

Marussia`s wristband carries the message "Monaco 2014 P8 JB17".

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