Friday, 11 October 2013

Former F1 driver Maria de Villota found dead

Former F1 driver Maria de Villota found dead

KUALA LUMPUR:  Formula 1 reserve racing driver Maria De Villota was today found dead in a hotel room in Seville, Spain.

According to a BBC Sport report, no cause of death has yet been released for the 33-year-old Spaniard.

De Villota, born in Madrid in Jan 13, 1980, was a former World Touring Car Championship and Superleague Formula driver.

She was the daughter of ex-Formula 1 racer Emilio de Villota

De Villota lost her right eye in a crash while testing for the Marussia team last year where she also suffered severe head and facial injuries after colliding with a lorry.

She was reported to have been in Seville to launch her autobiography.

Source: ASTRO Awani 

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