Marussia driver Jules Bianchi was taken to hospital unconscious following a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix

Diffuse axonal injury: What is the head injury Jules Bianchi suffered?

Bianchi's family have confirmed that he suffered a diffuse axonal injury in the heavy collision between his Marussia and a recovery vehicle

Jules Bianchi on the track parade ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix

Jules Bianchi crash update: Family release statement to confirm Bianchi suffered a 'diffuse axonal injury' in Japanese Grand Prix crash

Marussia driver suffered a heavy impact to the head when he collided with a recovery vehicle towards the end of Sunday's race at Suzuka

Bianchi is tended to in his car following the crash at Suzuka on Sunday

Jules Bianchi crash: Suzuka spokesman claims Bianchi's accident was down to 'bad luck', not poor judgement

Organisers have been criticised over their delay in deploying the safety car as well as not bringing the race start time forward to avoid Typhoon Phanfone

Jules Bianchi crash video captured by fan at Japanese Grand Prix

Bianchi collided with a recovery vehicle that was retrieving Adrian Sutil's Sauber

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Bianchi is tended to in his car following the crash at Suzuka on Sunday

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French driver ‘serious but stable’ after bad accident in Japanese Grand Prix

Jules Bianchi of France and Marussia arriving for the drivers' parade prior to the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix on 5 October

Jules Bianchi crash: Marussia driver in 'critical but stable condition' after Japanese Grand Prix collision

Bianchi underwent a successful three-hour operation on his brain to alleviate a subdural haematoma

Jules Bianchi drives through the rain at the Japanese Grand Prix

If it took Jules Bianchi's life-threatening crash for a change in F1, then the sport is in a much worse place than first thought

Bianchi is fighting for his life after suffering serious head injuries in a collision with a recovery vehicle during the Japanese Grand Prix

Jules Bianchi on the track parade ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix

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Jules Bianchi of France and Marussia arriving for the drivers' parade prior to the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix on 5 October

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Marussia driver Jules Bianchi was taken to hospital unconscious following a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix

Jules Bianchi crash: FIA release full statement confirming details of Marussia driver's horror crash

Bianchi collided with a recovery vehicle and has undergone brain surgery in a hospital in Japan

Ex-Formula One driver Andrea de Cesaris

Andrea de Cesaris killed in motorcycle accident in Rome on the same day Jules Bianchi left battling for his life

News of De Cesaris' passing came just hours after Bianchi suffered life-threatening head injuries in a horror crash at the Japanese Grand Prix

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Jules Bianchi receiving treatment after smashing into the tractor (in background) that had been attending to Sauber driver Adrian Sutil’s earlier crash

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Bianchi is fighting for his life in intensive care

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi receives urgent medical treatment after crashing during the Japanese Grand Prix

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