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Maria de Villota has been signed up as an expert pundit for Spanish television Antena 3′s coverage of the 2013 formula one season.
The Spaniard lost an eye in a near-fatal testing crash whilst serving as a Marussia test driver last year, but has made a good recovery. “Last week they gave me permission to return to driving,” said the 32-year-old.
Susie Wolff has revealed she carried a heavy burden when she recently made her debut at the wheel of a formula one car.
Williams’ 29-year-old Scottish development driver made international headlines when she tested at Silverstone recently. Some of the media attention was simply due to her gender, but Wolff’s appearance took on an even greater significance in light of the serious injuries sustained by fellow female test driver Maria de Villota earlier this year.
Susie Wolff has played down expectations her next step in formula one is a spot on the grid.
Admitting it was an emotional moment in the wake of the injuries sustained earlier in 2012 by Marussia’s female test driver Maria de Villota, Wolff got her first taste of a grand prix car on Wednesday at the wheel of last year’s Williams.
Maria de Villota’s sister has revealed she thought the former Marussia test driver had died in her formula one test crash earlier this year.
Spaniard de Villota has this week given her first interview since recovering from the Duxford straightline testing crash that cost her an eye. She told Hola! magazine that she will probably endure “years” of headaches and has lost her sense of taste and smell. Sister Isabel revealed that she was the first to arrive at the crash scene after de Villota’s helmet struck a transporter’s loading ramp.
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.
“I see it that they want to shift the responsibility to Maria, but we need to wait if she can recover her memory.”
Carlos Gracia, the highest-ranking Spanish motor racing official, has criticised Marussia after the team implied Maria de Villota’s recent testing accident was her fault. Without actually saying the crash into a stationary truck during straightline aerodynamic testing was driver error, Marussia recently revealed that an internal investigation showed the car had not failed.