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Ferrari send message of encouragement to injured driver Jules Bianchi

  • Ferrari team members pose for photographers with a banner reading 'Forza Jules' (Go Jules') in the paddock prior to the start of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the 'Sochi Autodrom' Formula One circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. The Marussia Formula One team is running only one car at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix this weekend as a sign of respect for injured driver Jules Bianchi. The 25-year-old Bianchi suffered a severe head injury at last Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka and remains in critical condition in a hospital in Japan. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Ferrari team members pose for photographers with a banner reading 'Forza Jules' (Go Jules') in the paddock prior to the start of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the 'Sochi Autodrom' Formula One circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. The Marussia Formula One team is running only one car at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix this weekend as a sign of respect for injured driver Jules Bianchi. The 25-year-old Bianchi suffered a severe head injury at last Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka and remains in critical condition in a hospital in Japan. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, left, his teammate  Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, right, and team principal Alberto Mattiacci react after posing for photographers with a banner reading 'Forza Jules' (Go Jules') in the paddock prior to the start of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the 'Sochi Autodrom' Formula One circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. The Marussia Formula One team is running only one car at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix this weekend as a sign of respect for injured driver Jules Bianchi. The 25-year-old Bianchi suffered a severe head injury at last Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka and remains in critical condition in a hospital in Japan. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, left, his teammate Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, right, and team principal Alberto Mattiacci react after posing for photographers with a banner reading 'Forza Jules' (Go Jules') in the paddock prior to the start of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the 'Sochi Autodrom' Formula One circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. The Marussia Formula One team is running only one car at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix this weekend as a sign of respect for injured driver Jules Bianchi. The 25-year-old Bianchi suffered a severe head injury at last Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka and remains in critical condition in a hospital in Japan. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, center left, his teammate  Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, center right, and team principal Alberto Mattiacci react after posing for photographers with a banner reading 'Forza Jules' (Go Jules') in the paddock prior to the start of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the 'Sochi Autodrom' Formula One circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. The Marussia Formula One team is running only one car at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix this weekend as a sign of respect for injured driver Jules Bianchi. The 25-year-old Bianchi suffered a severe head injury at last Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka and remains in critical condition in a hospital in Japan. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, center left, his teammate Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, center right, and team principal Alberto Mattiacci react after posing for photographers with a banner reading 'Forza Jules' (Go Jules') in the paddock prior to the start of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the 'Sochi Autodrom' Formula One circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. The Marussia Formula One team is running only one car at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix this weekend as a sign of respect for injured driver Jules Bianchi. The 25-year-old Bianchi suffered a severe head injury at last Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka and remains in critical condition in a hospital in Japan. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)  (The Associated Press)

The entire Ferrari team has sent a message of encouragement to Formula One driver Jules Bianchi, who is fighting for his life following an accident at the Japanese Grand Prix one week ago.

The two drivers, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen, flanked team chief Alberto Mattiacci, behind a sign reading "Forza Jules" (Go Jules).

The gesture came on Sunday, shortly before the inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

Bianchi suffered a severe head injury when his Marussia car skidded off the wet course at Suzuka and ploughed into a tractor recovering another car that crashed out at the same spot one lap earlier. His condition is critical.

Bianchi, a Frenchman, drives for Marussia but is a member of Ferrari's young drivers academy.