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F1 fans vote for Silverstone

The  2013 British Grand Prix
The 2013 British Grand Prix Credit: Silverstone

This year's British Grand Prix at Silverstone has been voted the best race of 2013 by F1 fans.

The survey, by Sky Sports, saw the Northamptonshire circuit get 38% of the fans' vote with Hungary finishing second and Brazil in third place.

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Maria De Villota returns home

Maria de Villota
Maria de Villota Credit: PA

Formula 1 Test driver Maria De Villota has returned home to Spain after spending over two weeks at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

She was testing the Marussia F1 Team car in a straight-line speed test at Duxford airfield in Cambridgeshire earlier this month when her vehicle crashed into a support truck.

The Spanish driver who is 32, suffered serious head and facial injuries in the crash and lost the sight of her right eye. She underwent two operations at Addenbrooke's.

Duxford
The scene at Duxford after Maria De Villota's crash on the 3rd July Credit: ITV Anglia

Her team Marussia said in a statement, "Maria left Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge yesterday [Saturday] and returned directly to Spain. Over the course of the past two weeks Maria has made significant progress.

"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.

"Marussia 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 she has received there."

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Maria's team Marussia praised Addenbrooke's Hospital where she received treatment. Credit: PA

Silverstone responds to criticism

by Donovan Blake

The managing director of Silverstone, Richard Phillips, has vowed to carry on in his job despite the traffic chaos which overshadowed the British Grand Prix weekend.

Although raceday attracted a record crowd of 127,000 fans, it's estimated the Northamptonshire circuit may lose as much as £1m after spectators were asked to stay away from attending Saturday's qualifying session.

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