Critically injured French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi will not give up his fight for life but the situation remains desperate, according to his father Philippe.

Speaking to Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper in Yokkaichi, Japan, where the Marussia driver is in intensive care, Bianchi senior said he still had hope he would be able to take his son home one day.

"The situation is desperate, every time the phone rings we know it could be the hospital to say Jules is dead," he told the newspaper.

"But first they said the first 24 hours were crucial, then it became 72 and now we are still here, with Jules who is fighting.

"I see it, I believe it, I speak to him, I know he hears me. The doctors have said that is already a miracle, that nobody has ever survived such a serious accident. But Jules does not give up."

Bianchi has been in hospital since he crashed into a recovery tractor in the wet at the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5.

He has been in a 'critical but stable' condition ever since.

Source: Reuters