Philippe, the father of Jules Bianchi, has sent his very own style of Christmas message to the Place de Concorde. In an interview with AutoHebdo he reveals the Bianchi family will be suing the FIA for culpability in the death of his son Jules.
TJ13 reported earlier this year that the Bianchi family were reserving the right to take this course of action FIA MAY YET FACE A LAW SUIT OVER JULES BIANCHI
“The conclusions of [the FIA’s internal] investigation were shocking. How can the people conducting the investigation be the same people who were being investigated?”, Philippe demands. “Is this not a conflict of interest?”
Bianchi believes the investigation failed to ask the right questions of certain individuals and therefore its conclusions are invalid. He again demands those responsible are held to proper account.
Jules’ father states, “We have lost Jules, and can not bring him back. So I have nothing to lose. We have only the memories of him and the respect we should show him all. So I will continue to fight with all my strength for him.”
When asked whether there were grounds for legal action against the FIA and individual officers, Philippe was emphatic in his reply: “Yes. My lawyers are taking care of it. “
TJ13 compiled a timeline and report of the events soon after the terrible accident which revealed certain shocking details of the on track operations that day in Suzuka Putting the pieces together: part 1
It became quickly apparent following the FIA’s report that certain key issues were not addressed. There was a lot of discussion in the media during the week before the Japanese GP, about the race being brought forward and Charlie Whiting apparently requested this happen twice. Why was he refused?
There were a number of other matters the FIA chose not to address, not least why their own regulations were not enforced pertaining to the use of the medical helicopter and the maximum time required for an ambulance to reach the nearest approved hospital.
Accidents do happen. Motorsports are dangerous, yet when proper procedures and protocols are blatantly ignored – lives are more likely to be lost.