Date: 20th July 2015 at 9:22am
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Jules Bianchi’s former Marussia team-mate Max Chilton won his first race in any series since 2012 on Saturday and the Brit dedicated the victory to Bianchi.

Bianchi died on Saturday morning as a result of head injuries suffered in a crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.

The Frenchman had been in a coma since October after crashing his Marussia into a recovery vehicle.

With the motorsport world in mourning, his team-mate for two years Max Chilton took part in his ninth race in Indy Lights.

With a previous highest finish of third and starting 10th out of 15 drivers, Chilton surprised everyone when he led for 87 of the 100 laps to win the race.

‘I probably thought of Bianchi every five or 10 laps,’ Chilton told the media at Iowa Speedway after the race.

‘He was a driver destined to probably be a world champion,’

‘It’s been a difficult nine months, to be brutally honest with you, I’ve learned a lot from him and he was part of that win.’


The 24-year-old later took to Twitter and wrote: ‘No words can describe what his family & the sport have lost. All I can say is it was a pleasure knowing and racing you.’

He also posted a number of photos, one with Bianchi as Marussia team-mates, one as children racing in go-karts and one with a quote saying: ‘It’s been a difficult 24hrs. This is dedicated to him.

Jules Bianchi’s funeral will take place at the Sainte Reparate Cathedral in Nice on Tuesday.