Jules Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital, according to a new statement released on behalf of his family.

Three weeks after he suffered a serious head injury in a collision with a recovery vehicle during the Japanese Grand Prix, a statement issued by Marussia F1 on behalf of the family explains that while there is no change in his condition, they wished to provide an update.

The statement also confirms that Bianchi will 'continue his fight' in the Mie General Medical Centre in Yokkaichi for the time being.

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"It will be four weeks this coming Sunday since Jules' accident and he remains in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi. His condition continues to be classified by the medical professionals here as critical but stable. Although we have no new information to give, we recognise that there are a huge number of people all around the world who are supporting Jules and willing him on in his fight. We owe it to his many fans to acknowledge the continued outpouring of messages, and to provide some information, however brief it may be.

"Jules does indeed continue to fight. Although there have been some reports suggestive of plans for Jules' treatment, at this time his fight will continue here in Yokkaichi. We are taking things step by step.

"Once again, we would like to offer our sincere appreciation for the patience and understanding being shown towards our family at this very difficult time. We also continue to be comforted by the knowledge that Jules is receiving the best possible care at the Mie General Medical Center, with the doctors here remaining in constant contact with the neurosurgeons at the University La Sapienza of Rome, and Professor Gerard Saillant, President of the FIA Medical Commission.

"We will provide a further update when it is appropriate to do so. In the meantime, thank you to everyone who continues to keep Jules in their thoughts and prayers."

Marussia F1 will not take part in this weekend's United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas after being placed in administration.