Bianchi has been in hospital since he crashed into a recovery tractor in the wet at the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5. He has been in a 'critical but stable' condition ever since.
June 3, 1984: a day that has gone down in motor-racing folklore. For on that damp and soggy afternoon, a rookie, a relative unknown, announced his arrival on the world stage in spectacular style.
I also felt a twinge of regret that I had never seen him race, that whatever I know of him or whatever thrill I take from his exploits on track comes only through the recollections of those who were fortunate enough to do so.
Perhaps Roland Ratzenberger was always destined to be an understudy. As a Formula One driver and a man, however, he more than deserved his share of the limelight.
When Damon Hill casts his mind back 20 years to the Imola weekend that claimed the lives of team mate Ayrton Senna and Austrian Roland Ratzenberger, it is with a sense of almost disbelief.
While Brazil may not quite have the equivalent of a Ferrari, a national team so to say, one can argue that they have Ayrton Senna, no less a national icon to Brazilians than Ferrari is to the Italians.
300 star Rodrigo Santoro revealed to entertainment website Collider that talks are underway with producers regarding a film on the three-time F1 champion.
In the documentary category, the F1 feature beat Martin Scorsese's George Harrison: Living in the Material World, and James Marsh's Project Nim to win the top award.