Banbury: The accident that caused one of the Marussia Formula One drivers to lose an eye wasn't the fault of the car involved, the team's representatives said after an internal investigation into one of the most serious F1 crashes in years.
Maria de Villota was driving an F1 car for only the fourth time - and first for Marussia - when she hit a support truck during a straight-line exercise near an airfield in England on July 3. She lost her right eye and sustained serious facial and head injuries.
The 32-year-old Spanish driver has undergone two operations. She remains hospitalized, but is beginning to recover.
"Having carefully examined all the data and supplementary information available at that time, the team was satisfied that there were no such car-related issues," Marussia said in a statement that was posted on the team's website on Monday....more
08:53 AM, Jul 17, 2012
Moscow: Formula One driver Charles Pic says the crash in testing that left Marussia test driver Maria de Villota critically injured had a powerful effect on the team, but has not made him fear for his safety in the sport. De Villota remains in hospital after suffering severe facial injuries in the July 3 crash at Duxford airfield in Britain, including the loss of her right eye. In an interview...
03:44 PM, Jul 14, 2012
Silverstone: Spanish test driver Maria De Villota's condition has improved after further surgery for head and facial injuries, and she is now serious but stable, her Marussia Formula One team said on Friday. The 32-year-old, daughter of former F1 racer Emilio De Villota, lost an eye and suffered life-threatening injuries in a freak accident at a straight-line aerodynamic test in eastern England on Tuesday. De Villota underwent lengthy surgery on...
09:37 AM, Jul 07, 2012
Silverstone: Formula One must analyse the safety implications of the freak testing accident that left Spanish racer Maria De Villota critically injured this week, drivers said on Thursday. The daughter of former F1 driver Emilio De Villota lost her right eye after her car suddenly accelerated into the lowered tailgate of a parked team truck at Duxford airfield in eastern England on Tuesday. She remains in hospital, with her condition...
01:31 PM, Jul 06, 2012