Marussia's Maria de Villota involved in serious accident

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This morning while preparing for a straight line test at the Duxford Airfield, Maria de Villota crashed into one of the teams lorries. This was right after an installation lap and during her first taste of the 2012 machine. Current news is that she is in a serious medical condition, but further news is expected soon, which will hopefully be positive.

Marussia's statement right after the accident reads:

“At approximately 09.15hrs BST this morning, 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.”