Onlap 42, Adrian Sutil lost control of his car, spun and hit the tyrebarrier on the outside of Turn 7. The marshals displayed double wavedyellow flags before the corner to warn drivers of the incident. Arecovery vehicle was despatched in order to lift the car and take itto a place of safety behind the guardrail. While this was being donethe driver of car 17, Jules Bianchi, lost control of his car,travelled across the run-off area and hit the back of thetractor.
Oncethe marshals reported that the driver was injured, medical teams weredespatched and the Safety Car was deployed. These were followed by anextrication team and an ambulance.
Thedriver was removed from the car, taken to the circuit medical centreand then by ambulance to Mie General Hospital.
TheCT scan shows that he has suffered a severe head injury and he iscurrently undergoing surgery. Following this he will be moved tointensive care where he will be monitored.
MieGeneral Hospital will issue an update as soon as further informationbecomes available.