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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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F1 driver loses her eye

Maria De Villota Credit: PA

Maria De Villota has lost her right eye after an accident at Duxford airfield yesterday and remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

The surgical team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge embarked on a lengthy procedure to treat serious head and facial injuries sustained by Maria in the accident. The operation began yesterday afternoon and she was in theatre until this morning. Maria remains in a critical but stable condition.

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