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Marussia confirm not car failure in cause of Maria de Villota’s accident

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Marussia confirmed that not any fault in their car when Maria de Villota’s testing accident at Duxford, following the incident the team decides to investigate what happened in there.

Her right eye lost and suffered facial and head injuries in the testing incident, when she crashed at slow speed in to the back of a truck as she conducted straight-line aerodynamic work. Maria De Villota is now out of sedation in hospital and able to talk to her family as she continues her recovery.

Marussia, along with investigation being conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and have ruled out the car being at mistake, but are yet to offer an clarification as to what actually went mistaken.

Even though the essentials of what caused the accident have not been confirmed yet, Marussia issued a statement on Monday revealing that the crash was not caused by a failure on the car.

Marussia team Principal John Booth said: “We are satisfied that the findings of our internal investigation exclude the car as a factor in the accident. We have shared and discussed our findings with the HSE for their consideration as part of their ongoing investigation.

“This has been a necessarily thorough process in order to understand the cause of the accident. We have now concluded our investigatory work and can again focus on the priority, which continues to be Maria’s wellbeing. In that regard, we continue to support Maria and the De Villota family in any way we can.”


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