Jul.22 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Injured Marussia test driver Maria de Villota has hand-written a note of thanks to her supporters.

News of the short letter, which was hand-written in Spanish and published by sports newspapers, came after it emerged the 32-year-old has finally returned to her native Spain after 17 days in a British hospital.

Diario Sport said de Villota was immediately checked into a Madrid hospital upon arrival by plane.

“Maria gets better every minute and we hope that if things continue as they are, she can go home next week,” her father and former F1 driver Emilio de Villota is quoted as saying.

The hand-written letter can be seen at: http://estaticos01.cache.el-mundo.net/elmundodeporte/imagenes/2012/07/21/motor/1342865106_1.jpg