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Latest updates: Marussia test driver De Villota’s suffered serious injuries after accident

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Marussia test driver Maria de Villota undergoes serious injuries in her accident that took place at Duxford airfield on Tuesday, according to the local ambulance service.

De Villota crashed with the back of a team transporter as her come-back to the pits after her first straight-line run. Immediately Medical team calls local ambulance and transported to a nearby hospital by road.

Spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “At approximately 09.15hrs 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,” it read.

“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.”

Latest updates: Hospital staff report Maria to be in a serious but stable condition with facial injuries. She has spoken to her parents via phone.


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