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Jules Bianchi 1989-2015


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I didn't know him personally and still I'm shocked and deeply saddended. Yes, he was talented, but on top of that so young and full of energy and with so many goals in life. Now it's all gone. Heartbreaking. 
Rest in peace, Jules. Save a thought for Sutil too, he must be feeling absolutely rotten aswell atm. 
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Wasn't expecting to ever read this :( 

RIP Jules
I was never expecting this either. I was sitting here like half an hour ago and my brother comes into my room and goes; "Have you heard the news about Jules Bianchi?". My instant thought was that he came out of the Coma or something good is happening, then he says that he died. 

It is just devastating. Can't believe this has happened, RIP Jules Bianchi  :(
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If only Whiting had sent the safety car after the Sutil's first accident, nothing wrong would have happened. The crash that brought the young man to the grave proceeded from complete disorganization. Rest in peace Jules; your parents are undoubtedly proud of you.
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Guys, there is a petition going around here to retire the number 17. I've signed it if you want to.
https://www.change.org/p/fia-jean-todt-charlie-whiting-retire-car-number-17-in-honour-of-the-late-jules-bianchi?recruiter=253581176&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=share_twitter_responsive
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I'm going to say something that is probably going to anger a few people, but it needs to be said.

I've seen a lot of response from people all over the internet. From Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, internet forums, you name it. It's quite incredible that people, not even just from the F1 community and F1 fans, but from everyone, are expressing their sympathies. It's amazing. However, there is a few people whose responses have been... incorrect, in the way they go about it. Not necessarily disrespectful or in bad taste, but this kind of overly sentimental attitudes and misplaced anger seems to be either wrong or inappropriate. Retiring the number 17 and asking for closed cockpits is one of those knee-jerk reactions that are based on emotion rather than reason that we need to avoid.

Listen, I get that emotions are running high at the moment. F1 has just had it's first driver fatality in 21 years. Because of this, it's easy to get complacent and have it in our heads that the sport is safe. It's not. Motor racing is, and forever will be, an extremely dangerous game. Obviously no one totally expects it, but all of the people who sign up for it have it somewhere in the back of their minds that something could happen to them, and very unfortunately and sadly it has happened to Jules. This has happened before and it will happen again. But nevertheless, the circus must and will carry on.

Jules had a horrific accident, and frankly I'm surprised he wasn't killed on the spot. Unfortunately, with the type of injury he had and the severity of the accident, there was only one way it was going to go. I can't imagine how difficult it must have been for them to see their son, brother and friend in a state of limbo for such a long time. At least now that he's gone, his family and friends can finally find some peace and closure and try to move on. 

Like most of you, I've always been a fan of Jules. Top bloke and great driver with a lot of potential. His 9th place finish in Monaco is, in my opinion, the feel good story of 2014. I always love it when I see someone's hard work pay off, and it certainly did pay off for both Jules and Marussia. I know it's a cliché, but I think I speak for everyone when I say he will be desperately missed.

Formula 1, and indeed all of motorsport, have lost a true star today. But as they say, those who cast the largest shadow fly closest to the flame.

RIP Jules.
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