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Maria de Villota: Investigators visit F1 test crash scene

Category: England

Published: 4th Jul 2012 15:13:48

Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have visited the Formula 1 test track where a driver suffered life-threatening injuries.

Maria de Villota was hurt when the MR-01 race car she was driving hit a support truck at Duxford airfield in Cambridgeshire on Tuesday.

It was the first time the 32-year-old Spaniard had driven the car for the Oxfordshire-based Marussia team.

The team said she was in a stable condition in hospital in Cambridge.

She suffered facial and head injuries in the crash, emergency medical charity Magpas said.

BBC Cambridgeshire presenter Chris Mann, who witnessed the crash, said she had been driving at up to 200mph during the testing but the car was travelling considerably slower at the time of the crash.

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