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Marussia to run single car at Russia GP in respect for injured Jules Bianchi

  • A Marussia mechanic works on a car in the Jules Bianchi garage at the Sochi Autodrom Formula One circuit , in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.  Formula One drivers say they will race this weekend's Russia Grand Prix for Jules Bianchi, who was seriously injured in an accident last week in Japan. In Japan, Bianchi is in critical but stable condition after suffering a severe head injury when his Marussia car ploughed into a recovery crane at the Suzuka course during rainy conditions. The inaugural Russian GP will be held on Sunday in Sochi, the Black Sea resort that hosted this year's Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    A Marussia mechanic works on a car in the Jules Bianchi garage at the Sochi Autodrom Formula One circuit , in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Formula One drivers say they will race this weekend's Russia Grand Prix for Jules Bianchi, who was seriously injured in an accident last week in Japan. In Japan, Bianchi is in critical but stable condition after suffering a severe head injury when his Marussia car ploughed into a recovery crane at the Suzuka course during rainy conditions. The inaugural Russian GP will be held on Sunday in Sochi, the Black Sea resort that hosted this year's Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)  (The Associated Press)

  • La parte delantera del bólido de Marussia aparece estacionada afuera del garaje del piloto Jules Bianchi en el circuito de la Fórmula Uno en Sochi, Rusia, el jueves, 9 de octubre de 2014. Bianchi está en condición grave tras un accidente en el GP de Japón. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    La parte delantera del bólido de Marussia aparece estacionada afuera del garaje del piloto Jules Bianchi en el circuito de la Fórmula Uno en Sochi, Rusia, el jueves, 9 de octubre de 2014. Bianchi está en condición grave tras un accidente en el GP de Japón. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)  (The Associated Press)

The Marussia Formula One team says it will run only one car at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix this weekend as a sign of respect for its injured driver Jules Bianchi.

Bianchi suffered a severe head injury at last Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka and remains in a critical condition in a hospital in Japan. His car rammed into a crane picking up another car that had skidded off the course in wet conditions.

Marussia says that fielding a single car is "the appropriate course of action under the difficult circumstances of the weekend."

Reserve driver reserve Alexander Rossi is in Sochi but will not race. Max Chilton will drive the one car used.