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F1: Marussia ask ''for patience and understanding''

The Marussia F1 Team ask everyone for patience and unstanding with regard to further medical updates.

Although some reports on Sunday night had suggested that the 25-year-old was breathing unaided after his surgery, Sky Sports News HQ reported on Monday that this was not the case and Bianchi was connected to a respirator.

Press release:

Following the accident involving Jules Bianchi during yesterday’s 2014 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit, the Marussia F1 Team would like to acknowledge the huge outpouring of support and affection for Jules and the Team at this very difficult time.

With regard to the communication of information concerning Jules’ medical condition, we will respect, and be guided by, the wishes of the Bianchi family. Together with Jules’ care, they will remain our highest priority. Therefore, we would ask for patience and understanding with regard to further medical updates, which will be communicated in conjunction with the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi, where Jules is being treated, when they feel it is appropriate.

Representatives of the Marussia F1 Team and Scuderia Ferrari will remain at the hospital to support Jules and the Bianchi family.

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