For the first time since the incident, a member of De Villota's family has released a statement about Maria's situation. Isabel, sister of Maria spoke in name of the entire family when saying the situation of Maria is largely unchanged which is somewhat positive in light of the lengthy surgery she underwent last night.
Isabel De Villota: “Maria remains in a critical but stable condition here at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. 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."