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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Maria de Villota loses eye after test crash

(CNN) -- Maria de Villota has lost her right eye following a crash at a test event, her Formula One team Marussia announced on Wednesday.

The Spaniard, one of only two female drivers contracted to an F1 team, underwent surgery after colliding with a stationary truck at a British airfield on Tuesday.

A statement from the Russian-owned team said the 32-year-old had sustained "serious head and facial injuries" and that she had been in theater overnight at Addenbrooke's Hospital in the English county of Cambridgeshire.

"We are grateful for the medical attention that Maria has been receiving and her family would like to thank the Neurological and Plastics surgical teams," said team principal John Booth.

"However it is with great sadness that I must report that, due to the injuries she sustained, Maria has lost her right eye. Read More