Maria de Villota has been found dead in a hotel room in Spain.
Reports in the Spanish media state that emergency services were called to a hotel room in Seville, but efforts to revive her were unsuccessful.
She was 33.
‘Dear friends: Maria has left us', her family posted on Facebook. ‘She had to go to heaven like all the angels. We thank God for the extra year and a half he left her with us.'
De Villota suffered life-threatening injuries during a straight line test with Marussia at Duxford Aerodrome in July 2012.
She lost her right eye in the accident and suffered skull damage, but was able to make a recovery.
De Villota, daughter of former Formula 1 driver Emilio de Villota,...
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