Sadly, not dog related.

The driver

Jules Bianchi; The driver

While the accident happened 9 months ago in Japan, Marusia driver Jules Bianchi has died, never having regained consciousness.

Injured after his car slid off the road at about 100mph and sliding under a tractor that was removing another crashed car.

The FIA said he was going too fast under a yellow flag, but all I can see in the tower is a GREEN FLAG, which means ALL CLEAR.

As with Senna and Prost, the FIA still refuses to accept any blame for error, and continues to put the blame on the drivers.

Tipped to be a future Ferrari driver, Bianchi was a member of the Ferrari young driver organization.

Tipped to be a future Ferrari driver, Bianchi was a member of the Ferrari young driver organization.

Although he didn’t seem to do much, his driving of an under funded and under powered car brought him high regards from other drivers. His death, the first death in F1 since Ayrton Senna, keeps us remembering, Formula One is a dangerous sport. Made worse by officials who take no responsibility, but rather, blame the drivers. I guess that way they don’t have to pay for safety improvements or compensate drivers / families. I was going to say something about big paypackets for passing the buck, but I won’t.

I hope all Motor Racing fans will take some time to remember Jules. While I haven’t watched the racing this year (too many ads on TV, not because of the racing), I didn’t realize how much I still love F1, and loosing a driver is upsetting, even a tail ender.

goodbye friend

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