Jules Bianchi family suing bosses over French driver's death
The family of the late F1 driver Jules Bianchi are taking legal action against Marussia, the FIA and Formula 1 following his death last year after suffering serious head injuries in a crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.
Bianchi (25) suffered fatal head injuries after sliding off-track in heavy rain and colliding with a recovery vehicle at high speed. The Frenchman spent nine months in a coma and passed away on 17 July 2015.
British law firm Stewarts Law are acting for the Bianchi family, and have confirmed that they plan to sue his team, Marussia, as well as the FIA and the Formula One Group, owned by Bernie Ecclestone.
It's claimed errors in the "planning, timing, organisation and conduct of the race" contributed to Bianchi's death, said lawyer Julian Chamberlayne.