After the FIA head of communications Matteo Bonciani announced last night that Jules Bianchi is in a "critical but stable" condition, the Bianchi family have this afternoon revealed the extent of the injuries for Jules.
In a statement they released a few hours ago they stated Jules had suffered a diffuse axonal injury. This type of head injury is caused by the forces associated with either rapid deceleration or acceleration and affects the nerves of the brain.The severity of these injuries can be wide ranging, which means very little can be predicted at this present moment.
The Bianchi family also thanked the general public for their messages in support of Jules. They stated " This is a very difficult time for our family, but the messages of support and affection for Jules from all over the world have been a source of great comfort to us, We would like to express our sincere appreciation. The hospital will continue to monitor and treat Jules and further medical updates will be provided when appropriate."
The family also spoke of their gratitude to the doctors involved in his treatment, including FIA Media Commission president Professor Gerard Saillant and Professor Alessandro Frati, neurosurgeon of the University of Rome La Sapienza, who traveled to Japan at the request of Ferrari.
From here like I said earlier I'm sure everyone in motorsport will be wishing Jules Bianchi a very speedy recovery and I hope to see him amongst the F1 community again as soon as possible. #ForzaJules