French city of Nice to rename street after Jules Bianchi

The French city of Nice has announced that it will honour the late Jules Bianchi by naming a street in the city after the Formula 1 driver.

Bianchi passed away in July 2015 due to the injuries he sustained during a crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix, when his Marussia struck a recovery vehicle, which was tending to another car.

Nice mayor Philippe Pradal and president of the local metropolis Christian Estrosi will attend a ceremony on January 23 according to French newspaper Nice-Matin.

The street, located in front of the Allianz Riviera stadium at the corner of Pierre-de-Coubertin Avenue, will bear Bianchi's name.

Meanwhile, Tech 1 Racing has announced that it will support the Jules Bianchi Society in 2017.

The society was created to honour the memory of Bianchi, who raced for the team in the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

The society's logo will adorn the four Tech 1 Racing cars competing in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series this season.