Jules Bianchi's family on Tuesday revealed the name of the serious head injury he sustained in Sunday's horror Suzuka crash. The 25-year-old Frenchman had surgery after running off the wet track dur...

Jules Bianchi's family on Tuesday revealed the name of the serious head injury he sustained in Sunday's horror Suzuka crash.

The 25-year-old Frenchman had surgery after running off the wet track during the Japanese grand prix and striking a recovery vehicle at reportedly more than 200kph.

A statement issued by Marussia on Tuesday on behalf of Bianchi's family and the Mie hospital said he remains in a "critical but stable condition".

The statement revealed that Bianchi has suffered "a diffuse axonal injury".

Brainandspinalcord.org described the injury, which can be "devastating" and causing lasting unconsciousness, as occurring "over a more widespread area" than specific brain injuries because the brain has moved "within the skull".