Many people present in the Formula 1 field paid tribute to the French racer by attending the funeral of Jules Bianchi in Nice, after he died nine weeks after an accident in Japan last week. The funeral took place in the Sainte Reparate Cathedral, which was decorated outside with Bianchi’s large portraits in Marussa’s clothing. Wreaths were laid in the nearby square, and spectators were able to watch the ceremony from there through a sound system. The event was attended by world champions Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button and Alain Prost, and among other racers, Romain Grosjean, Daniel Ricciardo, Daniil Kvat, Nico Rosberg, Nico Hulkenberg, Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Massa showed respect. Also John Booth, Marussia team boss, Graeme Lowdon, Marussia president and sports director
Jules Bianchi’s family has announced that the funeral of the racer, who died Friday night, will take place on Tuesday in his hometown of Nice. The official Twitter profile of the former Formula 1 racer has confirmed that the event will take place on July 21 at 10 a.m. at Sainte Reparate Cathedral. In honor of his teammate from the 2013/2014 season, Max Chilton dedicated his best starting position in Indy Lights, which he achieved this weekend. "I dedicate this to Bianchi. It wasn't easy and I'm sure he would beat me if he was here. I always did my best, but Bianchi was one of those who was destined for great things," Chilton said.