Bianchi’s funeral set for Tuesday

Jules Bianchi's funeral will take place in his home town of Nice on Tuesday with the details of proceedings announced on his official Twitter page.

Bianchi died on Friday night following head injuries that he had sustained at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. He lost control of his Marussia in wet conditions, went off track, and hit a recovery vehicle that was tending to the stationary Sauber of fellow driver, Adrian Sutil. 

He then spent the next nine months in a coma, before eventually succumbing to his injuries.

Bianchi's official Twitter account tweeted details of the funeral on Sunday. It read: "You can say goodbye to Jules Tuesday 21 July at 10 am at the Sainte Reparate Cathedral @VilledeNice #CiaoJules"

Tributes continue to pour in for Bianchi. The team principal at Manor, formerly Marussia, Graeme Lowdon says his team is particularly devastated by the death of the Frenchman. 

It was while driving a Marussia at the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix that Bianchi's obvious talent became clear for all to see.  After starting in 19th position on the grid, Bianchi  finished the prestigious race in ninth position to secure the team their first ever points. 

Lowdon believes that Bianchi had the talent to make it right to the top of the Formula 1 world.  

"In my opinion he could have been a future world champion," he said.

"You could tell that from the moment he walked into our garage.

"The best drivers just have something about their job and he was very impressive in everything he did."

With the next Grand Prix scheduled for Hungary this coming weekend, Bianchi's funeral will be attended by many current and ex-Formula 1 drivers, team personnel as well as other dignitaries.