Marussia concludes car not to blame for Maria De Villota crash

Marussia F1 tester, Maria de Villota seriously injured in testing crash
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Maria De Villota involved in serious F1 crash

It’s been about two weeks since Maria De Villota suffered serious head injuries in a Formula One testing incident and good news recently arrived confirming that her health is improving, with the results of the team’s investigation also being released.

At the time of the event, Marussia stated: “At approximately 09.15 BST this morning, the Marussia F1 Team’s Test Driver Maria De Villota had an accident in the team’s MR-01 race car at Duxford Airfield where she was testing the car for the first time. The accident happened at the end of her first installation run and involved an impact with the team’s support truck. Maria has been transferred to hospital. Once her medical condition has been assessed a further statement will be issued.”

Fortunately for De Villota, her medical condition has been assessed and she is thankfully no longer sedated and communicating freely with those around her. Unfortunately, however, De Villota suffered major facial injuries during the crash and the team also confirmed that surgeons were unable to save her right eye. In addition to this news, Marussia concluded through its in depth discussions that the accident was not caused by any mechanical fault in the car.

Marussia team principal John Booth stated, “We are satisfied that the findings of our internal investigation exclude the car as a factor in the accident. We have now concluded our investigatory work and can again focus on the priority, which continues to be Maria’s well-being.”

A third-party investigation team has also been contracted by Marussia to delve even deeper into any possible cause of the crash, and the results from that investigation are expected in the coming months.


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  (507) posted on 08.13.2012

She’ll get over that accident, and I’m hoping for her fast recovery. She needs to burn tires on the track at the soonest.

  (596) posted on 08.13.2012

It’s too painful for her to suffer from injuries of that crash. I hope she’ll be able to get in back on her unfinished race.

  (765) posted on 08.6.2012

I hope she’ll get well at the soonest since the race it’s not over. I just want to know if she has any plans on continuing her race.

  (648) posted on 08.5.2012

If she recovered from that accident, will she continue to compete in the F1 race?

  (594) posted on 08.3.2012

I hope she’s OK, though she’s been involved in this serious crash. It’s a good news if she can go back in racing to resume her race.

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