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Jules Bianchi skidded off the rain-slicked tracks of the Suzuka circuit and crashed into a crane lifting up a Sauber that had crashed in the same spot the previous lap.
The accident occurred on the 5th of October 2014, but Bianchi passed away on 17th July 2015 after being in a coma for a little over 9 months. The severity of the crash was heightened considerably because the FailSafe software designed to shut down the engine upon impact was not compatible with the Marussia car that Bianchi was driving.
He was the first driver to have sustained fatal injuries since Ayrton Senna’s crash at the San Marino GP nearly 20 years ago.
Bianchi was Charles Leclerc’s godfather and inspiration- Charles fulfilled Jules’ wish of driving for Ferrari’s F1 team.
Since Jules’ crash, safety protocols have become even stricter, and new technologies like the Halo have been introduced to keep the drivers safe.