A street in Jules Bianchi’s home city of Nice will be renamed in the late Formula 1 driver’s honour.
The city of Nice has confirmed a touching tribute to Bianchi by naming a street in the Saint-Isidore neighbourhood after him.
The French F1 driver competed in 34 races for the Marussia team but sadly passed away in July 2015 from injuries sustained in his crash during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.
Bianchi was born in Nice and will have the ‘rue du Sapin’, which runs by the Nice football stadium, named after him.
A ceremony renaming the street in Bianchi’s honour will take place on the 23 January at the corner of the ‘rue du Sapin’ and ‘avenue Pierre de Coubertin’.
It’s a wonderful tribute to Bianchi from the city, located close to Monaco on the French Riviera – where the F1 driver famously put in a storming performance in 2015 to score Marussia’s first points with ninth place.
French racing team Tech 1 Racing also announced on Tuesday it’s supporting the Jules Bianchi Society, set up to honour his memory, in 2017.
Logos will be featured on the four cars its entering in the Formula Renault Eurocup. Bianchi knew the team well from his days in Formula Renault 3.5, racing for them in 2012.