Statement from Philippe and Christine Bianchi about their son Jules’ condition. #ForzaJules #F1

“As we reach the conclusion of a difficult year for our family, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide a further update regarding Jules’ medical situation, per our pledge to communicate continued information, when appropriate, to his many fans.

“It was a significant and very comforting step for us to be able to bring Jules home to France last month, to continue his rehabilitation surrounded by his family and friends. This is very important for Jules and also for us.

“Since that time, Jules has received the very best treatment in the Intensive Care Unit of Le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice (CHU) and now at the CHU’s rehabilitation centre for this kind of trauma.

“Jules’ neurological status remains unchanged; he is unconscious but able to breathe unaided. Whilst there is no significant information to report, we take a great deal of comfort from the fact that Jules continues to fight, as we knew he would, and this has enabled the medical professionals caring for him to commence the planned, but very painstaking, programme of rehabilitation therapy.

“As we reflect on the events of the past few months, we would like to acknowledge once again the overwhelming warmth and affection shown towards our son. These continue to be challenging times for our family, but the knowledge that he has touched the lives of so many people all around the world has helped us through.

“We would also like to acknowledge the respect and support shown by the media towards our family during this time, for which we are extremely grateful.

“We will continue to provide information when it is possible to do so and our sincere appreciation to everyone who continues to pray for Jules.”

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Thames Valley Police statement on break-in at @redbullracing #F1

(Dec. 6, 2014) — Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a burglary at a commercial premises in Bradbourne Drive, Tilbrook, Milton Keynes.

Police were called at 01h30 today to the Red Bull Racing factory where a group of around six men, used a vehicle to drive through the front entrance to gain access to the premises.

Once inside, they stole over 60 trophies belonging to the Red Bull Racing team.

Night staff who were on the premises at the time were not physically harmed.

Two cars were involved in the burglary. A silver 4×4 which was used to drive through the entrance and a further dark coloured, black or dark blue Mercedes estate car. Both are believed to have foreign number plates.

There is no description of the offenders available at this time, although they are all believed to be men, wearing dark clothing.

If you have any information that may assist the investigation, please contact Milton Keynes Force CID on the Thames Valley Police non-emergency enquiry centre number 101.

If calling from overseas, please dial 0044 1865 841148 to contact Thames Valley Police from outside of the United Kingdom.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court. Join us on http://www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk/ to receive local crime and safety messages

The 2015 #F1 calendar.

The 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar begins Mar. 15 in Australia and goes to Nov. 29 in Abu Dhabi.

There is a new race in Mexico City on Nov. 1. Korea also returns to the calendar, although it is to be confirmed.

No big changes otherwise, with the order remaining pretty much the same, with China and Bahrain swapping spots as the only deviation from 2014, apart from the addition of Korea before Spain and Mexico between Austin and Brazil.

The summer break goes from the end of the Hungarian GP on July 26 to the Belgian GP on Aug. 23.

 

  1. 15: Grand Prix of Australia
  2. 29: Grand Prix of Malaysia
  3. 12: Grand Prix of China
  4. 19: Grand Prix of Bahrain
  5. May 3: Grand Prix of Korea (TBC)
  6. May 10: Grand Prix of Spain
  7. May 24: Grand Prix of Monaco
  8. June 7: Grand Prix of Canada
  9. June 21: Grand Prix of Austria
  10. July 5: Grand Prix of Great Britain
  11. July 19: Grand Prix of Germany
  12. July 26: Grand Prix of Hungary
  13. 23: Grand Prix of Belgium
  14. 6: Grand Prix of Italy
  15. 20: Grand Prix of Singapore
  16. 27: Grand Prix of Japan
  17. 11: Grand Prix of Russia (Sochi)
  18. 25: Grand Prix of USA (Austin)
  19. 1: Grand Prix of Mexico
  20. 15: Grand Prix of Brazil
  21. Nov. 29: Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi

“I’m quite sore this morning and am pretty bruised and have got a stinking headache:” @AussieGrit after @FIAWEC crash

Mark Webber escaped serious injury in a massive crash during Sunday’s World Endurance Championship race at the Interlagos Circuit in Brazil.

The former F1 driver was taken to a local São Paulo hospital after being examined at the track’s medical centre, and then spent the night under observation.

“I’m quite sore this morning and am pretty bruised and have got a stinking headache. I’ve got no recollection of the accident or how it happened – the team is looking into the details to find out more,” he said.

The 38-year-old Australian sustained bruising and concussion in the accident that occurred late in the  six-hour race. Webber appeared to have lost control in Turn 14 and crashed into the wall on the outside of the track.  Another car, the Ferrari driven by Matteo Cressoni, was also involved.

Webber’s car came to a stop at the entry to the pitlane with much of the rear section destroyed.

“Thanks to the medical team at the track and here at the hospital who did a great job and are looking after me very well,” he added.

“On a positive note it’s great that the boys in the other car managed to bring home the victory which is a fantastic way to finish off the season. I’m already looking forward to getting out there again next year.”

Webber will remain in hospital for a few more days and then return to the U.K. later this week.