Jules Bianchi injured in GP2 accident

Jules Bianchi (FRA) ART Grand Prix and Ho-Ping Tung (CHN) Renault Third Driver crash at the start of the race. GP2 Series, Rd 7, Race 1, Budapest, Hungary, Saturday 31 July 2010.

Jules Bianchi and Ho-Ping Tung crash at the start of GP2 race in Budapest

Jul.31 (Ferrari) Jules Bianchi, the young GP2 Series driver of the Ferrari Driving Academy, will be out of action for quite a long time following his accident on the Hungaroring circuit at the start of the first race of the seventh round of the championship. The Art Grand Prix driver fractured his second lumbar vertebra and is now recovering at Budapest’s AEK Hospital.

The French driver, who never lost consciousness after the heavy impact of the accident that happened during the early stages of the race, will not be back in the cockpit until he has fully completed his rehabilitation program.

Bianchi’s race was all over on the opening lap in Budapest, in the seventh round of the GP2 series, running alongside the twelfth round of the Formula 1 World Championship. The race needed no less than three starts to get going and was won by Pastor Maldonado (Rapax,) followed home by Christian Vietoris (Racing Engineering) and Sergio Perez (Barwa Addax Team).

The French Art Grand Prix driver was involved in an accident shortly after the start, sustaining a heavy frontal impact when hit by the Chinese driver, Ho-Pin Tung, who had lost control of his car coming out of a corner.

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    I hope he makes a speedy recovery.

    GP2 is awesome, certainly the next best thing to F1.