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F1 test driver loses eye

Marussia's Spanish test driver Maria De Villota has lost her right eye. Her formula One team says she remains critically ill in hospital after surgery for facial and head injuries. She was involved in an accident at Duxford airfield.

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Marussia F1 team release statement on crash

At approximately 09.15am, the Marussia F1 Team's test driver, Maria De Villota, had an accident in the team's MR-01 race car at Duxford Airfield where she was testing the car for the first time. The accident happened at the end of her first installation run and involved an impact with the team's support truck. Maria has been transferred to hospital. Once her medical condition has been assessed, a further statement will be issued.

– Marussia spokesperson

The F1 Marussia Cosworth team are based in Banbury and there is further coverage on this story at ITV Meridian.

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