In the month that Jules Bianchi has battled for his life after crashing into a recovery truck at the Japanese Grand Prix, his Marussia team has gone into administration and Formula One has agonised over race safety.
Formula one would reportedly trial a virtual safety car at the U.S. Grand Prix this weekend, in light of eliminating the possibility of a repeat of the accident that left Marussia driver Jules Bianchi in a critical condition.
Former Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali and ex-Mercedes principal Ross Brawn will be part of a panel reviewing Formula One safety in the wake of Jules Bianchi`s Japanese Grand Prix accident, the sport`s governing body said on Monday.
Former Formula One driver, Robert Kubica says that Jules Bianchi's crash in the Japanese Grand Prix reminds that motor sport is always associated with danger and risk. On the race-day, Bianchi lost control of his car at Suzuka where an earlier incident had occurred, involving Sauber's Adrian Sutil.
The inaugural Russian Grand Prix will take place on Sunday in a strained atmosphere, part-subdued and part-celebratory, amid high security and dramatic speculation, all intensified when, as expected, president Vladimir Putin arrives in the paddock before the race.
Just days after Jules Bianchi's life-threatening accident at the rain-lashed Japanese Grand Prix, Formula One drives into another controversy this weekend with the opening practice sessions for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix.
Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams is reportedly of the opinion that Formula One should consider bringing in enclosed to improve driver safety in light of Marussia driver Jules Bianchi's recent Japanese Grand Prix crash.
Frenchman Jules Bianchi, who is lying critically ill in a hospital in Yokkaichi following his horror crash in the Japanese Grand Prix, comes from a family steeped in rich motorsport tradition but also scarred by previous tragedy.
Formula One's influential race director Charlie Whiting has expressed his confidence in the safety procedures of the Japanese Grand Prix after Marussia driver Jules Bianchi suffered a series accident on the Suzuka track on Sunday.
Formula One fans are used to seeing drivers walk away from terrifying accidents but sometimes, in a sport that will always be dangerous however much is done to try and reduce the risks, a hole appears in the safety net.
At a time when Formula One was already reeling with French driver Jules Bianchi battling for life after his serious crash in the Japanese Grand Prix another news filtered in of former F1 driver Andrea De Cesaris being killed in a motorcycle accident.