Maria de Villota found dead in hotel room 11 October, 2013 Maria de Villota Maria de Villota, who lost an eye after a near-fatal Formula 1 testing crash last year, died early on Friday.
The 33-year-old Spaniard was found dead in a hotel room in Seville, where she was to give a lecture, Cadena Ser radio reported.
Marca sports newspaper said de Villota's family, led by former Formula 1 driver Emilio de Villota, confirmed the death but did not yet know the cause.
'Dear friends, Maria is gone,' the Spanish-language statement read. Maria de Villota tested for Lotus and Marussia Spanish Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso said after Friday practice in Japan: 'I just took my helmet off and (manager)...
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