Jules Bianchi is left with the battle of fighting for his life after a terrible crash in last week’s Formula one grand prix at a Japanese circuit

Medical reports on the Frenchman show that the 25 year-old is in a critical but stable condition after suffering a diffuse axonal injury; describing trauma that is spread across the brain, rather than in one place, and is caused by the shockwave from a sudden impact. Experts say recovery rates are not encouraging.

Bianchi’s parents, Philippe and Christine have been at his hospital bedside at the Mie General Medical Centre in Yokkaichi since the crash, and they were joined by his brother and sister, Tom and Melanie on Thursday; the driver’s best friend Lorenz Leclerc and other relatives also joined them

Jules Bianchi’s car collided with a recovery tractor in the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka. The heavy lifting vehicle was about to retrieve another driver’s car, Adrian Sutil who had crashed earlier on the same spot

Sutil said in regards to the accident:

Adrian Sutil said

Lewis Hamilton who was declared winner at the race, himself has not been able to forget the incident and he keeps praying that the 25 year-old French driver recovers

Hamilton wrote on his BBC Sport column: