F1 » Full extent of de Villota injuries revealed

Despite a lengthy operation lasting through the night, Maria de Villota has lost her right eye as a result of the testing accident she suffered at Duxford Airfield on Tuesday.

Sort Comments: Oldest | Newest

fannatic - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 7:16 PM

It sounded like a really nasty incident. This just confirms it. We sometimes skate around the issue but serius facial injuries do a have stronger impact than just functionality. The psychological trauma of having such visible scars can be devastating.

Hope the current research on technological implants will restore her right sight in the future.
This might just push F1 to introduce some form of canopy sooner.

Simon Callaghan

July 04, 2012 7:27 PM

Only issue with canopies is that the driver won't be able to get out fast enough, especially if the car lands upside down. I agree that something should happen but kneejerk reactions aren't always the best thing to do.

cruachan - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 7:48 PM

Sad news indeed, let us hope that is the worst of it though. All the best to Maria and her family and friends.

ghog - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 7:56 PM

Addenbrookes Intensive Care Ward is the Best.

They have the Very Best Staff - absolutley unbelievably - caring, alert, attentive and backed up with Space Age technology. They really care.

Have witnessed this Team first hand, in action with my Mum.

Maria could not be in Safer hands.


July 04, 2012 8:03 PM
Last Edited 1399 days ago

I was hoping that we would of one day seen her driving in an actual F1 race,unfortunaly now it is not to be.I wish her all the best and hope she pulls through this terrible accident.

idiot - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 8:58 PM
Last Edited 1399 days ago

EDIT by CRASH.NET! Insensitive and inappropriate comments removed.

Page 3 of 6
« 1 2 3 4 5 6  »

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.