Figures from across the motorsport world have paid their last respects to Jules Bianchi as he was laid to rest in his home city of Nice.

The 25 year-old passed away on 17th July as a result of head injuries sustained in an accident during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. He had been in a coma for nine months.

Bianchi was laid to rest at the Sainte Reparate Cathedral in Nice, where his family were joined by hundreds of mourners, as well as many figures from Formula 1, including Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo, Daniil Kvyat and Jenson Button.

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Members of Bianchi's Marussia team were also present, including John Booth, Graeme Lowdon and his 2014 team-mate Max Chilton.

Large posters of the Frenchman, who was competing in his second season of F1, were draped across the cathedral, while many fans and well-wishers were present outside during the service.

A Ferrari development driver, Bianchi was being groomed for a full-time drive with the Ferrari team it has since emerged. On Monday, the FIA announced it would be retiring his #17 racing number as a mark of respect.