Emergency workers and Marussia F1 staff gather around the F1 car still

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Emergency workers and Marussia F1 staff gather around the F1 car still … The crash happened at the start of two days of Formula 1 testing at the site.

Our thoughts are with all our friends at Marussia and with Maria. Her family are at the hospital and we are doing everything possible to support them. She slowed down but then suddenly, inexplicably accelerated through the crowd and smashed into the side of the truck. The exact cause of the accident is not yet known. The vids of the crash keep getting removed from youtube.

It was while testing for Marussia that De Villota lost her right eye.

We are thankful to God for the extra year and a half that he left her with us. If the reports are true, then it is obviously very tragic. Members of the motorsport community took to Twitter to pay tribute to the young driver. Was doing a lot for women in racing.