Nice To Have A Street Named After Jules Bianchi

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Nice, France will now have a street named after Jules Bianchi, the Formula One driver who met with an unfortunate crash and succumbed to his injuries.

Also, Tech 1 Racing will run Jules Bianchi Society logos on its racing liveries in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 for the year 2017.

Nice city officials have confirmed that a street in front of the Allianz Riviera stadium will be named after the Formula One driver during a special ceremony that will be held on 23 January, 2016.

Jules Bianchi finished runner-up in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series title with the French brand in the year 2012, before making his Formula One debut with Marussia.

Tech 1 is backing the Jules Bianchi Society, set up by Jules' father and mother, which works to help young patients and support young kart racers.

Jules Bianchi suffered a fatal accident in 2014, during a race at Suzuka, Japan. Bianchi was immediately hospitalised and in 2015, died in a Nice hospital, aged 25.

Jules Bianchi's death is an unfortunate incident which has made carmakers around the world emphasis on safety, and one of the latest concepts is the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Concept. Below are the images.

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Story first published: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 18:52 [IST]
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