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Japanese GP: Jules Bianchi to miss FP2 due to Friday crash damage

Jules Bianchi's crashed Marussia, Japanese GP 2013, Suzuka

Jules Bianchi will miss Friday afternoon's second free practice session for the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix as the result of chassis damage caused in his morning accident.

The Frenchman crashed head first in to the barriers at Degner 2 early in opening free practice.

After the car was returned to the pits, his Marussia team found that the damage caused to the chassis was too much for it to be repaired in Japan.

AUTOSPORT understands that a side crash structure was the main issue.

Bianchi will therefore have to sit out second practice.

Marussia has begun work on building up its spare chassis so Bianchi can return to action during Saturday morning's final free practice session.

Bianchi has used the now-damaged 02 chassis in every grand prix so far in 2013.

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