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Formula One stars at funeral of driver Jules Bianchi

By AP Reporter

Published 22/07/2015

Tributes: Jules Bianchi
Tributes: Jules Bianchi

The funeral of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has been held in his home town in France.

He died on Friday, having been in a coma for nine months as a result of head injuries sustained in a crash during last year's Japanese Grand Prix.

World champion Lewis Hamilton and F1 stars Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg and four-times champion Alain Prost were among mourners at the service in Nice.

Bianchi's number 17 is being retired from Formula One and tributes are expected at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend.

The 25-year-old was the first driver to die of injuries sustained in an F1 race since three-time world champion Ayrton Senna was killed at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

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