Five months after the joy and pride of Monte-Carlo, tragedy hit Marussia in Japan. During the race, Bianchi lost control on the wet track and veered towards a run-off area, only to collide with the rear of a tractor crane tending to the removal of Adrian Sutil's beached Sauber. It was a freak accident due to extraordinary circumstances and incredible bad luck. But Bianchi's head injuries were massive. Jules remained comatose until his death nine months later at Nice hospital at the age of 25.