Funeral for F1 driver Jules Bianchi

The funeral for Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is being held in his French home town, as tributes continue to mount after the racer’s death from head injuries following a crash during last year’s Japanese Grand Prix.

Bianchi’s No.17 is being retired from Formula One and tributes are expected at this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

He died on Friday, having been in a coma for nine months.

The 25-year-old competed in 34 races during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, scoring the first championship points for the Manor-Marussia team by finishing ninth at last year’s Monaco GP.

He was the first driver to die of injuries sustained in a F1 race since three-time world champion Ayrton Senna was killed at the 1994 San Marino GP.

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