Jul.3 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Marussia test driver Maria de Villota is reportedly fighting for her life after crashing on Tuesday morning.
The female driver was straight-line aerodynamic testing the single seater raced in formula one by Timo Glock and Charles Pic at the Duxford (UK) airfield.
A statement issued by the team said the incident occurred at the end of 32-year-old de Villota’s first installation run, involving “an impact with the team’s support truck”.
“Maria has been transferred to hospital. Once her medical condition has been assessed a further statement will be issued,” the statement added.
Citing an ambulance spokesman, the BBC reported de Villota, the daughter of former F1 driver Emilio de Villota, has sustained “life threatening injuries”.
A reporter said the car “suddenly accelerated” into the back of the truck.
“From where I was standing it looked like the helmet took the brunt of the impact,” said BBC Cambridgeshire presenter Chris Mann.
A police spokesman said it appears “the driver has suffered a serious injury”.