French street renamed to honour Bianchi

French street renamed to honour Bianchi
By AutoSport

17/01/2017 at 12:49Updated

A street in Jules Bianchi's home city of Nice will be renamed in honour of the late Formula 1 driver.

Bianchi, who was born in Nice in 1989 and died in 2015 from injuries sustained in the '14 Japanese Grand Prix, will have the 'rue du Sapin' renamed after him.

The French Riviera city chose to pay tribute to the driver - who took part in 34 grands prix with Marussia - in the Saint-Isidore neighbourhood, close to the stadium of its football club.

A ceremony will take place on January 23, at the corner of current 'rue du Sapin' and 'avenue Pierre de Coubertin'.

French team Tech 1 Racing announced on Tuesday that it would support the Jules Bianchi Society by displaying its logos on the four cars it will enter in the Formula Renault Eurocup this year.

Bianchi was a title contender with the team in the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 season, on his way to Formula 1.

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