The Manor team will “remember and celebrate” Jules Bianchi’s achievement in last year’s Monaco Grand Prix, according to team principal John Booth.
Bianchi finished ninth and scored the team’s first points finish in the race 12 months ago. The points he scored allowed the team, competing under the Marussia name, to finish ninth in the championship, earning a prize money allocation which helped them continue into 2015.
However Bianchi suffered serious brain injuries in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix later in the year and remains in a coma.
“It’s a very special occasion for the whole sport, but for our team it carries an even greater significance as the scene of so much jubilation 12 months ago when Jules delivered our first constructors’ championship points,” said Booth.
“That was an incredible, unforgettable day and it is very important to everyone in the team that we honour what Jules achieved for us. It’s a big part of the reason we are back racing today.”
“Consequently, despite our obvious sadness, this weekend we will remember and celebrate what was a very important milestone in the team’s history and what was, above all, a mighty race performance from Jules.”
2015 Monaco Grand Prix
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- New audio reveals Hamilton’s Monaco strategy role
- Verstappen rebuffs Massa criticism over Monaco crash
- Hamilton “couldn’t care less” about Monaco
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