Bianchi, 25, had been in a coma since crashing his Marussia into a recovery vehicle at October’s rain-hit race. He died in hospital near his parents’ home in Nice in the south of France.
His family said:
“We thank Jules’s colleagues, friends, fans and everyone who has demonstrated their affection for him over these past months, which gave us great strength and helped us deal with such difficult times.
“Listening to and reading the many messages made us realise just how much Jules had touched the hearts and minds of so many people all over the world.”
“Jules fought right to the very end, as he always did, but today his battle came to an end.”
The Marussia team, now known as Manor, said Bianchi had left an “indelible mark on all our lives”.
Bianchi is the first F1 driver to die from injuries sustained in a Grand Prix since Brazilian triple world champion Ayrton Senna was killed at Italy’s Imola circuit in 1994.
Source: BBC News