Formula One drivers died in crashes during Grand Prix weekend

French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi. Credit: PA

French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has died of injuries sustained at last year's Japanese Grand Prix, his family said in a statement on Saturday.

Following is a list of previous Formula One driver fatalities over a Grand Prix weekend or as a result of injuries sustained over the course of the weekend.

1958 - Luigi Musso (Italy)- Peter Collins (Britain)- Stuart Lewis-Evans (Britain)Ferrari's Musso died during the French Grand Prix at Reims.Collins died in the German Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring,having won his previous home race at Silverstone. Vanwall driverLewis-Evans, managed by Bernie Ecclestone, died of burns sixdays after a fiery accident at the Moroccan Grand Prix.

1960 - Chris Bristow (Britain)- Alan Stacey (Britain)Both died during the Belgian Grand Prix at the sameBurnenville corner within a matter of minutes. Bristow wasdecapitated after being hurled into a barbed wire fence. Staceyis believed to have been killed by a bird strike.

1961 - Wolfgang Von Trips (Germany)Killed in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza after his Ferrariwas in a collision with Jim Clark's Lotus. The car flew into thecrowd and killed 13 spectators.

1964 - Carel Godin de Beaufort (Netherlands)The Dutch aristocrat died in hospital after being seriouslyinjured during practice for the German Grand Prix at theNuerburgring.

1966 - John Taylor (Britain)Another Nuerburging fatality. The Brabham driver died ofsevere burns some weeks after his first lap crash.

1967 - Lorenzo Bandini (Italy)The Le Mans winner lost control of his car at the harbourchicane in Monaco, with the car overturning onto hay bales andcatching fire. He died of his burns three days later.

1968 - Jo Schlesser (France)Died in his home race at Rouen when his Honda crashed intoan earth bank and ignited into a fireball.

1969 - Gerhard Mitter (Germany)Another Nuerburgring casualty, Mitter was killed duringpractice for the grand prix while driving a Formula Two car. Inthose days, F2 cars ran with the F1 cars but were classedseparately and did not qualify for championship points.

1970 - Piers Courage (Britain)Jochen Rindt (Austria)Courage, scion of the brewing family and Eton-educated, diedin a fiery crash at the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort whiledriving for Frank Williams. Rindt, who drove for Lotus and wasmanaged by Ecclestone, died in the Italian GP at Monza andbecame the sport's only posthumous champion.

1973 - Roger Williamson (Britain)- Francois Cevert (France)Died at the same place as Courage, when the car overturnedand caught fire with the driver trapped inside. It was only hissecond grand prix. Cevert, Jackie Stewart's Tyrrell team mate,died in practice for the final round of the season at WatkinsGlen. Stewart withdrew from the race and retired.

1974 - Helmuth Koinigg (Austria)Died at Watkins Glen in only his second start when asuspension failure pitched his Surtees into and under thebarrier, decapitating the driver.

1975 - Mark Donohue (U.S.)Crashed during the warm-up for the Austrian Grand Prix in anaccident that killed a track marshal. The American died later inhospital of a brain hemorrhage.

1977 - Tom Pryce (Britain)Killed at Kyalami when he hit a fire marshal crossing thetrack to reach another car. The Welshman was hit on the head bythe extinguisher, dying insstantly.

1978 - Ronnie Peterson (Sweden)The 'SuperSwede' died in hospital of an embolism afterbreaking both his legs in a first lap pile-up at Monza. He wasoverall runner-up in the championship.

1982 - Gilles Villeneuve (Canada)- Riccardo Paletti (Italy)Ferrari's Villeneuve, father of 1997 champion Jacques, waskilled in practice for the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder. Palettidied at the Montreal circuit now named after Villeneuve when hesmashed into Didier Pironi's stalled Ferrari at the start.

1994 - Roland Ratzenberger (Austria)- Ayrton Senna (Brazil) Both died at the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, Ratzenberger in Saturday qualifying, triple world champion Senna during the race.