Maria De Villota Crash: Car not to blame – team image

The accident that caused one of the Marussia Formula One drivers to lose an eye wasn’t the fault of the car involved Marussia team said.

Marussia held its own investigation into the accident and has ruled out a car related issue as a cause of the incident.

While the exact circumstances of the crash have yet to be revealed, Marussia team principal, John Booth, said: ‘We are satisfied the findings of our internal investigation exclude the car as a factor in the accident.’

“We have shared and discussed our findings with the HSE for their consideration as part of their ongoing investigation.

“This has been a necessarily thorough process in order to understand the cause of the accident.
“We have now concluded our investigatory work and can again focus on the priority, which continues to be Maria’s well-being.

De Vilotta is a daughter of former F1 driver, British GP winner Emilio de Villota. She first drove a Formula One car in 2011, a Renault R29 at the Paul Ricard circuit in Marseille, France.
De Villota is now out of sedation in hospital and able to talk to her family as she continues her recovery.