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Maria de Villota loses eye in F1 crash

  • Published on 05 Jul 2012 08:30
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
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. (GMM)

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