No action taken against F1 team for Duxford crash linked to Maria de Villota death

Maria De Villota

Maria De Villota - Credit: Archant

No action will be taken by the Health and Safety Executive after test driver Maria de Villota died from injuries sustained in a Duxford crash.

A spokesman said there will be ‘no enforcement action taken’ against racing team Marussia after Maria lost her eyesight and suffered skull damage in the crash at Duxford Airfield in 2012.

De Villota was performing straight-line testing when her car careered into the tail-lift of an articulated lorry.

She spent a month in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge recovering from the serious head and facial injuries – described as life-threatening at the time – but was later cleared to resume driving in February 2013.

She died later that year in a hotel room in Seville, Spain, at the age of 33.


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The spokesman said the HSE has ‘informed relative parties including family’ about the results of the findings.

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