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Family of Jules Bianchi says the Formula One driver is in critical but stable condition

Marussia Formula One team principal John Booth leaves a hospital where his team's driver Jules Bianchi is receiving medical treatment in Yokkaichi, central Japan, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. French driver Bianchi is in critical condition after crashing at the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. Bianchi was unconscious when he was taken to the hospital following a crash during the rain-shortened race and is undergoing emergency surgery after a scan revealed a severe head injury. The parking sign written in Japanese reads: "For visitors." (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)

Marussia Formula One team principal John Booth leaves a hospital where his team's driver Jules Bianchi is receiving medical treatment in Yokkaichi, central Japan, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. French driver Bianchi is in critical condition after crashing at the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. Bianchi was unconscious when he was taken to the hospital following a crash during the rain-shortened race and is undergoing emergency surgery after a scan revealed a severe head injury. The parking sign written in Japanese reads: "For visitors." (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)  (The Associated Press)

The family of Jules Bianchi says the Formula One driver remains in critical but stable condition.

Bianchi had emergency surgery for a severe head injury on Sunday after a crash during the Japanese Grand Prix.

In a statement distributed in conjunction with the Mie Medical Center, Bianchi's family says the driver "has suffered a diffuse axonal injury and is in a critical but stable condition."

Bianchi crashed on the 44th lap in Sunday's rain-shortened race at the Suzuka circuit. His car went off at Turn 7, where Sauber driver Adrian Sutil had crashed two laps earlier.

According to a report issued by FIA, Bianchi lost control of his car, travelled across the run-off area and hit the back of the tractor that was being used to remove Sutil's car.