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Friday 11 October 2013, 17.30hrs local/09.30 UK

The Marussia F1 Team would like to make the following statement in response to the very sad news of the death of Maria de Villota:

“It is with great sadness that we learned a short time ago of the news that Maria de Villota has passed away.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Maria’s family and friends at this very difficult time.”