Tag Archive: Duxford

Oct 13

Marussia crash led to de Villota death – family

Investigations into the incident at Duxford airfield last July are still taking place

Maria de Villota 2013-03-08Maria de Villota’s family have confirmed the testing crash at the wheel of a Marussia last July led to her death on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 19

Dennis doubts women to race in F1 soon

Williams test driver Susie Wolff is pushing for a super license

2012-06-09_0867Ron Dennis has played down expectations there could be a female driver on the formula one grid in the near future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 04

De Villota reveals crack in Duxford crash helmet

“Until now only my family and friends have seen it (the helmet)” – de Villota

Maria de Villota has revealed the terrifying extent of the damage to her carbon fibre helmet that saved her life during an horror Marussia test crash last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 26

Testing resumes at Duxford after de Villota crash

Formula one testing has resumed at the Duxford airfield in Cambridgeshire, UK.

 

11 - Marussia F1 TeamThere has been no F1 running at the Imperial War Museum facility since Maria de Villota was seriously injured, and lost an eye, in a crash whilst testing for Marussia last July. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 11

Sister thought de Villota had died in Marussia crash

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.

Maria de VillotaMaria de Villota © DPPI - F. Le Floc'hSpaniard 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 01

De Villota walks into Spanish eye clinic

La Nueva Espana said wounds were clearly visible, as was a blue eye patch.

Maria de Villota © DPPI - F. Le Floc'hMaria de VillotaA Spanish publication has spotted a walking and apparently well Maria de Villota entering an outpatient clinic in Spain this week.

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Jul 26

Marussia to conclude de Villota crash caused by ‘mistakes’

De Villota leaves hospital in Spain

2012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 53612 - Marussia F1 TeamMarussia is tipped to reveal in the coming days that Maria de Villota’s test crash was the result of a “chain of unfortunate circumstances and mistakes”. Maria de Villota has checked out of a Madrid hospital.

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Jul 16

No car problem before de Villota crash – Marussia

Marussia has revealed that Maria de Villota’s testing crash two weeks ago was not caused by a technical problem.

12 - Marussia F1 TeamMaria de Villota © DPPI - F. Le Floc'hAs the 32-year-old Spanish test driver remains in a Cambridge (UK) hospital with serious face and head injuries, her employer Marussia said it has completed a “detailed investigation” into the cause. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 08

De Villota awake and ‘talking to family’ – boss

Marussia team boss John Booth on Sunday had some good news about Maria de Villota’s improving condition.

12 - Marussia F1 TeamMaria de Villota © DPPI - F. Le Floc'hAlthough upgraded from a “critical” to “serious” condition in the wake of her latest head and facial surgery, the last word about the 32-year-old Spaniard was that she was in an artificial coma.

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Jul 06

Three days after her horror testing crash, Maria de Villota remains in a “critical but stable condition”, her sister Isabel has revealed.

De Villota still ‘critical’ after test crash

Maria de Villota2012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 536Spaniard de Villota, 32, suffered severe facial and head injuries and lost her right eye after the accident, and underwent a long surgery in a Cambridge (UK) hospital.

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Jul 03

Accident involving Maria de Villota, Test Driver for the Marussia F1 Team (updated)

De Villota suffers ‘severe face and head injuries’
Marussia says de Villota ‘conscious’

2012-03-08 - Marussia F1 Team - Maria De Villota2012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 536Marussia was cautious on Tuesday afternoon amid media reports test driver Maria de Villota is fighting for her life in hospital. The 32-year-old Spanish female driver crashed this morning into the side of a loading ramp of a team truck whilst conducting straightline aerodynamic testing in the team’s 2012 car at Duxford airfield. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 03

Maria de Villota fighting for life after F1 crash

Marussia test driver Maria de Villota is reportedly fighting for her life after crashing on Tuesday morning.

2012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 5362012-03-08 - Marussia F1 Team - Maria De VillotaThe 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 28

Rosberg to test Mercedes DTM car at Hockenheim

Nico Rosberg is set to test a DTM car this weekend.

2011-03-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 09DTM logoThe event will be a showpiece at Hockenheim as the 2011 German touring car championship kicks off. According to Bild newspaper, the 25-year-old German will be appearing for Mercedes, for whom he races in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 22

Lotus not confirming Caterham tie-up reports

Caterham’s current owner Corven Ventures also declined to comment.

2011-03-26 - Team Lotus - Australia - 02A Team Lotus spokesman would not comment on reports of a likely tie-up with specialist British sports car marque Caterham. News of the speculation was broken by Sky News City editor Mark Kleinman, who wrote that team boss Tony Fernandes could announce the purchase of the Kent-based company next week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

Nabil Jeffri becomes youngest ever F1™ test driver with Lotus Racing (updated)

 Malaysian teen becomes youngest F1 tester

2010-07-24 - Lotus F1 Racing - 01The Imperial War Museum runway at Duxford played host to the youngest ever test driver in Formula One™ history today, with 16 year old Nabil Jeffri seeing his F1™ dream come true as he conducted a day of aero testing for Lotus Racing on the museum’s Cambridgeshire runway. Read the rest of this entry »

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