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Injured F1 driver home

Maria De Villota is home after crash Photo: AP Photo/Rob Griffith

Maria De Villota was yesterday released from hospital following an accident that resulted in her losing her right eye while test driving for the Banbury based team Marussia earlier this month.

De Villota required two operations in the wake of a crash at Duxford Airfield that saw the 32-year-old Spaniard run into the tailgate of a stationary service vehicle at the end of an installationrun whilst conducting a straightline aero test.

She was admitted to Madrid's La Paz hospital last week and has since undergone plastic surgery, and a statement from the hospital released on her behalf revealed she has not suffered any neurological injuries.

"The patient is in good general condition, so she was discharged from hospital yesterday," the statement read.

"In these six days, she has been treated by specialists of the plastic and neurological surgery services, and the ophthalmology department, who will continue to follow her, as she will need to undergo periodical checks and treatments.

"As announced previously, the patient has lost her right eye, as a consequence of the serious trauma suffered, and she will be closely followed by the ophthalmology service.

"The specialists of the plastic surgery service will be responsible for following the serious injuries to her face and correcting the effects of those."