Street in Nice named in honour of Jules Bianchi

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A street in Jules Bianchi's home city of Nice has been renamed and unveiled in honour of the late Formula One driver.

The former 'rue de Sapin' in Nice has been named the 'rue Jules Bianchi,' which was officially unveiled in a ceremony on Monday at the street's intersection of 'avenue Pierre de Coubertin' -- in the Saint-Isidore neighbourhood, close to the stadium of its football club.

Bianchi, who was born in Nice in 1989, died in 2015 after nine months in a coma, following a crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix that left him with severe head injuries. The Frenchman scored the first points and to date, the best career finish for the Manor F1 team, when he finished ninth in the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix.

French team Tech 1 Racing recently announced it would support the Jules Bianchi Society by displaying its logos on the four cars it will enter in the Formula Eurocup this season. Bianchi narrowly missed out on the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 title when driving for the team.

Max Chilton, who was Bianchi's teammate at Marussia between 2013 and 2014, posted a picture of the newly-named street's sign on Twitter.