Maria de Villota, Marussia F1 Team

An Update on Maria De Villota’s Recovery

21 July 2012, 10.00hrs BST

17 days after her testing accident at Duxford Airfield, the Marussia F1 Team are pleased to report that Test Driver Maria De Villota has returned to Spain.

Maria left Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge yesterday (20 July) and returned directly to Spain.

Over the course of the past two weeks, Maria has made significant progress. More comfortable and familiar surroundings, plus the support of her wider family and friends, will undoubtedly provide a more conducive environment in which Maria can commence the next phase of her recovery.

The Marussia F1 Team have remained in close contact with the medical team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital since Maria’s admittance and would like to express their gratitude for the remarkable care and attention that she has received there.

The Marussia F1 Team – the staff, race drivers Timo Glock and Charles Pic, and all those associated with the Team – wish Maria well with the next stage of her recovery. The management team will continue to liaise closely with Maria and her family and provide any assistance possible during the coming months.