De Villota goes through another surgery

By Ubaid Parkar, 29 November 2012
© Marussia

Maria de Villota has undergone through another surgery on Wednesday aimed at reconstructing her face and eye which she severely damaged after a crash during a test session with Marussia in July this year.

Scheduled in a hospital in Madrid, Spain, the operation which was announced a little over a month ago lasted for more than seven hours and involved adding plates to her skull.

After the successful surgery, aimed to “avoid future dysfunction” due to the injuries, the Spaniard left the intensive care unit and is now recovering, with doctors satisfied with her current condition.

"She is still showing that vital strength that we are used to and is getting better every moment," her father and former Formula 1 driver Emilio de Villota said. "We were able to talk to her while she was in intensive care and she was even able to follow the last race of the season."

De Villota lost her right eye after she collided into a stationary truck during a straight-line test at Duxford airfield on July 3. She made an appearance at a press conference in Spain last month wearing an eye patch.


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