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Bianchi's family sue over F1 death

Associated Press Associated Press 26/05/2016

The family of Jules Bianchi is taking legal action against motorsport's governing body, the Marussia team and Formula One Management (FOM) following the French driver's death from head injuries.

Last July, Bianchi died of head injuries suffered in October 2014 at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Bianchi's accident at Suzuka occurred at the end of the race in rainy, gloomy conditions, when his Marussia car slid off track and hit a crane picking up the Sauber of German driver Adrian Sutil, who had crashed one lap earlier.

Stewarts Law, a litigation-only law firm, said in a statement on Thursday it had sent formal pre-action letters of claim to world body FIA, Marussia and FOM, explaining why the "actions of one or more of those parties, amongst others, may have contributed to Jules' fatal accident".

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