De Villota loses eye in F1 crash

Wed, 4 July 2012, 05:35

Jul.4 (GMM) Maria de Villota has lost her right eye after crashing at a straightline aerodynamic test on Tuesday, the Marussia team said on Wednesday.

The Banbury (UK) based team confirmed in a media statement that the 32-year-old was in surgery between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning to address “serious head and facial injuries”.

“Maria remains in a critical but stable condition,” said the team.

Boss John Booth said: “It is with great sadness that I must report that, due to the injuries she sustained, Maria has lost her right eye.”

He added that Marussia is conducting a “very comprehensive” investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

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