De Villota conscious after Marussia test crash 03 Jul 2012
Marussia test driver Maria de Villota is conscious and undergoing further medical assessment in hospital, after crashing during a straight-line test at Duxford on Tuesday morning. De Villotas car struck the teams support truck shortly after the end of her first installation run at the Cambridgeshire airfield.
The team can confirm that Maria was transferred by ambulance from Duxford Airfield, where the accident happened, to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, said a Marussia statement.
Since Marias arrival at the hospital at approximately 10.45 hours this morning, she has been receiving the best medical attention possible at the hospital, which is the regions major trauma centre. Maria is conscious and medical assessments are on-going.
"The team will await the outcome of these assessments before providing further comment. The teams first priority at this time is Maria and her family.
As well as racing in a variety of single-seater and sports car categories, De Villota completed 300 kilometres of running for Team Lotus (now Caterham) at Paul Ricard last August.