De Villota conscious, further tests ongoing

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Following Maria De Villota's earlier crash with the Marussia F1 car, the team has released another statement, further clarifying that their test driver is conscious at the hospital. The driver did however suffer head and face injuries and medical tests are still ongoing to further analyse injuries.

The Marussia F1 Team's statement reads:

“Further to the accident involving the Marussia F1 Team’s Test Driver Maria De Villota this morning, the team can confirm that Maria was transferred by ambulance from Duxford Airfield, where the accident happened, to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

“Since Maria’s arrival at the hospital at approximately 10.45hrs this morning, she has been receiving the best medical attention possible at the hospital, which is the region’s major trauma centre. Maria is conscious and medical assessments are ongoing. The team will await the outcome of these assessments before providing further comment.

“The team’s first priority at this time is Maria and her family.”