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Maria De Villota  Spain

  • Full name Maria De Villota
  • Birth date January 13, 1980
  • Birthplace Madrid, Spain
  • Date of death October 11, 2013 (33 years 271 days)
  • Relation Father - E de Villota
  • Teams Manor Marussia
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The daughter of ex-F1 driver Emilio de Villota, Maria competed in a variety of motor sports following her 2001 debut in Spanish Formula Toyota, although she did not win a race after her first season racing.

Despite this, in 2010 she signed a deal to become a Marussia test driver, which included an outing in the 2012 car at the Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi, and Marussia took a decision to increase her profile.

However, in her first test drive for the team at Duxford Aerodrome she crashed into a parked truck and sustained serious head injuries. She lost the sight in one eye, ending her racing career.

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May 12, 2013

Maria de Villota on the grid before the race

April 1, 2013

Maria de Villota visiting hospital

July 3, 2012

Maria de Villota ahead of her first aero test for Marussia


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