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F1 drivers and teams pay tribute quotes to Maria de Villota

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Maria_De_Villota_afpThe Marussia F1 Team would like to make the following statement in response to the very sad news of the death of Maria de Villota:

FIA President Jean Todt said: “Today is a tragic day for motor sport. My deepest condolences go to the de Villota family. María was a fantastic driver, a leading light for women in motor sport and a tireless campaigner for road safety.

“Above all she was a friend I deeply admired,” he added. “Through her courage, strength and determination she transformed her personal misfortune on the track into a powerful message for road safety that was heard at race tracks and beyond around the world. María was a beloved member of the FIA family. Our thoughts go to her family today.”

“It is with great sadness that we learned a short time ago of the news that Maria de Villota has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with Maria’s family and friends at this very difficult time.”

Of course, it’s very sad news for the world of motorsport as Maria was loved by everyone. Now, all we can do is pray for her and for her family.
Fernando Alonso

Just saw this awful news about Maria De Villota. All my thoughts go to the family and friends.
Sebastien Buemi

So sad news emerging from Spain regarding Maria de Villota, my sincerest condolences to her family and friends.
Heikki Kovalainen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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