A street in Jules Bianchi’s home, the City of Nice in France was renamed and disclosed in honor of the late Formula One driver of Marussia F1 Team.
The former ‘rue de Sapin’ street in the City will now go by the name ‘rue Jules Bianchi’. It was officially made public in a ceremony at the street’s junction of ‘avenue Pierre de Coubertin’ in the Saint-Isidore locality on Monday.
Bianchi’s teammate at Team Marussia during the 2013-14 season, Max Chilton posted a picture of the newly-named on Twitter:
Bianchi, 25, passed away in 2015 after nine months in a coma. Bianchi’ condition was a result of an accident at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.
The Frenchman raced for the British-based F1 team Marussia that is now changed to Manor Racing during the 2013-14 season. Moreover, Bianchi was considered as a future Ferrari driver and race winner.
He scored the foremost points and to date, the best career finish for the Manor Racing F1 team when he came ninth in the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix.
Bianchi took the 2nd position in the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 championship when driving for the Tech 1 Racing team.
Recently, the French Tech 1 Racing team declared that it would support the Jules Bianchi Society by showcasing its logos on the four cars it will race in the Formula Eurocup this season.