Banbury F1 driver still critical

A Formula One car test driver from the Marussia-Cosworth team, who are based in Banbury in Oxfordshire, has suffered serious injuries after crashing during testing .

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Banbury driver seriously injured in crash

Formula One test driver Maria De Villota has been seriously injured after her racing car collided with a team support truck Credit: AP Photo/Rob Griffith

Formula One test driver with Banbury-based Marussia, Maria De Villota, has been taken to hospital with "life-threatening injuries" after suffering an accident in Cambridgeshire this morning.

The 32-year-old Spaniard was taking part in her first test for the Formula One team at Duxford Airfield when she crashed into a support truck after completing her opening installation lap.

After treatment by trackside paramedics, De Villota was taken to the local Addenbrooke's Hospital, where a spokesman later confirmed she was being attended to in the accident and emergency department.

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