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F1 stars pay tribute to Jules Bianchi

Published 1217 GMT (2017 HKT) July 21, 2015
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Formula One drivers -- including Pastor Maldonado and Felipe Massa (seen here) -- attend the funeral of racer Jules Bianchi, who was honored in a service at the Cathedrale Sainte Reparate in Nice on July 21. VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
A large crowd gathered to pay tribute to the Marussia driver, who died following the effects of head injuries sustained in a crash in rainy conditions at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
World champion Lewis Hamilton was one of many drivers who attended the funeral of their popular racing peer. VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg pauses at the main entrance to the cathedral where tributes had been lain below a portrait of Jules Bianchi in his Marussia racing suit. VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Sebastian Vettel (right) helped carry Bianchi's coffin. Here he hugs Philippe Bianchi, the father of Jules Bianchi. VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Bianchi began his F1 career in 2011 as a Ferrari test driver. The Frenchman's career-best result was ninth at the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix. He was also a popular figure in F1's close community. Mark Thompson/Getty Images