F1 »

De Villota remains critical but stable

Maria de Villota remains critical but stable in hospital
Maria de Villota remains in a critical but stable condition at Addenbrooke's Hospital two days after her accident while conducting a straight-line aero test with the Marussia F1 team at Duxford.

The Spaniard lost her right eye and suffered further head and facial injuries in the accident, which saw her car collide with the tail-lift of the transporter that had been used to take her Marussia MR-01 to the testing venue.

In a statement issued by the Marussia team on Thursday evening, the de Villota family said it was overwhelmed by the support shown for the 32-year-old since the accident took place and was encouraged by the fact that she remains stable having undergone emergency surgery overnight on Tuesday.

“Maria remains in a critical but stable condition here at Addenbrooke's Hospital,” he sister Isabel said on behalf of the family. “While there is no further news than that at present, we have at least been able to take encouragement from the fact that Maria has remained stable throughout since the accident, particularly during the first night following such a lengthy surgical procedure as she experienced yesterday.

“We, the family, are supporting each other here at Maria's side and we take great comfort from the remarkable medical care she has been receiving. We remain positive and this is due, in no small part, to the overwhelming expression of love and support for Maria from every corner of the world. We would also wish to thank everyone at the Marussia F1 Team for all the care and attention they have shown us over the past few days.”

De Villota's accident was a topic raised during Thursday's FIA press conference at Silverstone ahead of the British Grand Prix, with countryman Fernando Alonso admitting he had been shocked to hear news of what had happened.

“Obviously we are very worried for this situation because we are still waiting for some more news,” he said, speaking before the de Villota family statement was released. “We only know what you all know and there are still some difficult days until the situation is completely clear. The operation has passed completely etc.

"Sad days, for sure, completely shocking when you hear the news and how what happened is possible. Obviously we don't know all the information it's difficult to talk about the reasons etc until we know the official version but at the moment, it's so difficult to imagine how this can happen.”



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Maria de Villota (ESP) Marussia F1 Team
18.09.2014 - Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
18.09.2014 - Max Chilton (GBR), Marussia F1 Team MR03
18.09.2014 - Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
18.09.2014 - Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
18.09.2014 - Renato Bisignani (ITA), Press Officer Scuderia Ferrari and Luis Garcia Abad (ESP), manager of Fernando Alonso (ESP)
18.09.2014 - Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
18.09.2014 - Max Chilton (GBR), Marussia F1 Team MR03
07.09.2014 - Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T retires from the race
07.09.2014 - Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T retires from the race
07.09.2014 - Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T retires from the race
07.09.2014 - Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T retires from the race
07.09.2014 - Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T retires from the race
07.09.2014 - Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T retires from the race
07.09.2014 - Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T retires from the race
07.09.2014 - Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T leads Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
07.09.2014 - Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
07.09.2014 - Race, Max Chilton (GBR), Marussia F1 Team MR03 retires from the race

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.


stuart - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 10:43 PM

It's a tough one as on one hand I'm deeply saddened by her injuries (especially the loss of an eye) but then happy she's still alive. I'm still vague to what when wrong and how she hit a stationary truck...seems very wrong



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

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