Jules Bianchi remains in critical condition

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Jules Bianchi remains in critical condition
Goodwood, UK. 13th July, 2013. The Goodwood Festival of Speed is taking place from 11 July to 14 July 2013. The Goodwood Festival of Speed was founded in 1993 by Lord March in order to bring motor racing back to the Goodwood estate — a location steeped in British motor racing history. The Goodwood Festival of Speed, commonly abbreviated as FoS and referred within the United Kingdom as simply the Festival of Speed, is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles that is held in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England. © Avpics/Alamy Live News
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PARIS (AP) - The father of Jules Bianchi says the Formula One driver remains in critical condition following his crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Bianchi's father, Philippe, is at his son's bedside at Mie General Medical Center in Japan.

Philippe Bianchi told local newspaper Nice Matin that "Jules is fighting as he always did, the same way as if he was racing. He is strong."

The 25-year-old Bianchi needed emergency surgery last week for a severe head injury after crashing into a mobile crane that was beside the track recovering another car which had run off the circuit at the same corner a lap earlier.

To honor Bianchi, Marussia is not running his car at this weekend's Russian Grand Prix.
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