Hungarian Grand Prix Formula One pauses to remember Jules Bianchi

Ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, Formula One fell silent for a minute in remembrance of Jules Bianchi.

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An emotional minute's silence was held ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, as Formula One stopped to remember Jules Bianchi.

Bianchi died earlier in July following nine months in a coma - succumbing to the injuries he sustained in a crash at last October's Japanese Grand Prix while driving for Marussia.

In scenes reminiscent of those witnessed at last year's Russian Grand Prix - the race immediately following Bianchi's accident - drivers gathered at the front of the grid to pause in tribute to their colleague.

They linked arms and stood in a circle, along with Bianchi's family, before Bianchi's helmet was placed on the ground.

Earlier, a message reading 'Ciao Jules' had been inscribed on the Hungaroring finish line.

Many of the drivers were in attendance for Bianchi's funeral in Nice on Tuesday.

Bianchi was a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy and the Italian outfit offered their condolences to the 25-year-old's family, who were flown to Hungary for Sunday's race.

"Jules was an undoubted talent and credit for talent and victories has a lot of claimants: that's clearly the case reading the papers these last few days," read a post on the team's website.

"But only one father can lay claim to Jules and that is Philippe and it is awful just to think of the suffering the parents and siblings are going through. Because it"s already difficult enough to lose a loved one when life runs its natural course, but it"s too cruel when a parent has to see a child it has brought into the world and cared for die before them.

"'Jules nei nostri cuori' (Jules in our hearts) was the phrase we chose for him and for us to put on the Ferrari bodywork. Now we need speak no more, only remember."

F1's drivers also chose to pay tribute beyond the minute's silence, with many carrying special messages in memory of Bianchi on their cars and clothing for Sunday's race.

World champion Lewis Hamilton had #FlyHighJules across the back of his helmet, while Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo wore 'Forever in My Heart #17' written on the peak of his cap.

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