De Villota investigation ‘unfortunate’ – father

Thu, 28 May 2015, 09:35

May 28 (GMM) Maria de Villota’s father has expressed disappointment with the way an investigation into a 2012 crash was concluded.

Britain’s Health and Safety Executive this week announced that “no enforcement action is being taken” against the former Marussia team regarding de Villota’s horror crash into a truck loading ramp whilst aerodynamic testing at Duxford.

Spaniard de Villota lost an eye in the crash and died 15 months later at the age of 33.

On Wednesday, her family – including father and former F1 driver Emilio de Villota – said in a statement it was not ruling out taking legal action to “assign civil responsibility” for “negligence”.

“To date we are still waiting to know the contents of the report and, consequently, the actual results of the research,” the family added.

De Villota’s father, Emilio, has now told the Spanish daily Marca: “I would have liked if they had informed the parties with the definitive report, rather than filtering the outcome through the British media.

“It is very sad and unfortunate,” he added.

“When we are able to check all the conclusions (of the report), I will be able to say a little more,” promised de Villota, who contested 15 grands prix in the 70s and 80s.

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