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Marussia provide updates to María de Villota's condition // Team principal John Booth explains María's condition and more

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Marussia provide updates to María de Villota's condition
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Welcome to F1Minute - Marussia provide updates to María de Villota's condition.

It was over 24 hours between updates from the Marussia team, as the Addenbrooke Hospital in Cambridge continued to assess test driver María de Villota’s injuries after yesterday’s accident at Duxford Airfield. The team issued a statement at 4pm today confirming that the Spanish driver had undergone an operation overnight and was in a stable condition, albeit still critical.

However, they also had to reveal some sad news, as team principal John Booth says: “It is with great sadness that I must report that, due to the injuries she sustained, María has lost her right eye. María’s care and the wellbeing of her family remain our priority at this time. Her family are at the hospital and we are doing everything possible to support them.”

Although it is still quite early in the process, Booth also acknowledged that the team were looking into the incident - he said: “With regard to the accident, we have embarked on a very comprehensive analysis of what happened and this work continues for the moment.”

Finally, he offered his gratitude for the overwhelming support from the fans.