Testing resumes at Duxford after de Villota crash

2,383 views

There has been no F1 running at Duxford since Maria de Villota was seriously injured, and lost an eye, in a crash whilst testing for Marussia last July.

Apr.26 (GMM) Formula one testing has resumed at the Duxford airfield in Cambridgeshire, UK.

Maria de Villota, last year, before the accident.
Maria de Villota, last year, before the accident.

Photo by: XPB Images

There 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.

But an unnamed team was in action on the runway at Duxford on Friday, and the local Haverhill Echo newspaper said more test days are booked for next Wednesday and also in May, June and August.

On Friday, Spaniard de Villota said in Madrid that she thinks Fernando Alonso will win this year's world championship.

"Soon everything will line up for him and he will not have so much bad luck; for me he is the most complete driver on the grid -- the perfect combination of talent, passion and work," she is quoted by the EFE news agency.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Article type Breaking news
Tags alonso, de villota, marussia

User photos

sleboz
F1

sleboz

4 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

45 photos
Josefine Lißner
F1

Josefine Lißner

1 photos
hanmerdesign
F1

hanmerdesign

9 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

30 photos
colfox72
F1

colfox72

1 photos
gillfoto
F1

gillfoto

1 photos
akazoinho
F1

akazoinho

4 photos
Upload photo