Maria de Villota is going home after suffering a testing crash with Team Marussia and losing her eye in the incident. The team announced the test driver’s next move to recovery:
“Over the course of the past two weeks, Maria has made significant progress,” the team said. “More comfortable and familiar surroundings, plus the support of her wider family and friends, will undoubtedly provide a more conducive environment in which Maria can commence the next phase of her recovery.
“The Marussia F1 team have remained in close contact with the medical team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital since Maria’s admittance and would like to express their gratitude for the remarkable care and attention that she has received there.
“The Marussia F1 team – the staff, race drivers Timo Glock and Charles Pic, and all those associated with the team – wish Maria well with the next stage of her recovery. The management team will continue to liaise closely with Maria and her family and provide any assistance possible during the coming months.”
De Villota was injured when her car experienced a burst of speed while coming into the makeshift pit area during testing and crashed into he lowered tailgate of the transport. The team have announced that post incident tests show nothing wrong with the car that would have made the acceleration.