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Bianchi to miss second practice for the Japanese GP

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bianchi-1Jules Bianchi will not participate in second practice for the Japanese Grand Prix, following with crash in morning session, his Marussia’s seriously chassis damage that cannot be repaired in time before second practice.

Bianchi slid into the barriers at Degner 2 in the opening practice session, causing significant damage to the left-front of his MR02 machine.

“As a consequence of Jules Bianchi’s accident in this morning’s free practice one session, his allocated chassis MR02-02 has sustained damage that is repairable but not in sufficient time for him to take part in free practice two,” said the team in a statement.

“Jules will therefore sit out this afternoon’s session. The spare chassis will be built up in time for Jules to resume running in free practice three on Saturday morning.”

“My elbow is a bit painful now but I’m fine,” Bianchi, The Frenchman was seen holding an ice pack underneath his left elbow after returning to the paddock, explained to Sky Sports.

“I tried but when I had the overseer moment my elbow stayed blocked between the elbow and seat. That’s why I couldn’t turn right. Not so nice but it’s happened.”

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