Jules Bianchi out 'for a long time' after fracturing vertebra
French driver Bianchi, who is managed by Felipe Massa's manager Nicolas Todt, spun his ART at the start and was then hit head-on by Tung. Bianchi was taken to the AEK hospital where a vertebrae fracture was diagnosed. Ferrari confirmed the injury will keep him "out of action for quite a long time".
Bianchi, who signed a multi-year contract with Ferrari in December, "will not be back in the cockpit until he has fully completed his rehabilitation programme," read a team statement.
Tung was also airlifted to the same AEK hospital in Budapest where Felipe Massa recovered after being hit in the helmet by a loose spring last year. And Renault confirmed on Sunday that Tung also suffered a small fracture on the lumbar vertebra.
"No surgery is required and his period of recovery is not expected to be an extended one," added a Renault statement. "A further medical examination is scheduled for two weeks' time to assess his recovery."
Tung will stay in hospital until Tuesday.
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