What we all feared is true: F1 test driver Maria de Villota passed away in her hotel room due to complications from her horrific crash in July of last year.
We have immense respect for Maria De Villota, who lost her eye in a freak accident while testing an F1 car. She's back on her feet, smiling and (we say this because we love her) totally stylish.
This is an MRI image of Maria de Villota's skull after she crashed the Formula One car she was testing into the back of one of the team's trailers in early July. She lost her right eye, her senses of taste and smell, and may never race again, but she survived and is opening up about what happened.
F1 test driver Maria De Villota lost an eye when she crashed into parked truck early in July. She gave her first interview to Spain's ¡Hola! magazine and she's happy to be alive.