Maria De Villota has been found dead in a hotel room in Seville, Spain at the age of 33.
A statement on her Facebook page, signed by her family, read: 'Dear friends: Maria has left us. 'She had to go to heaven like all angels. We are thankful to God for the extra year and a half that he left her with us.'
De Villota, who lost her right eye in an accident while testing for the Marussia F1 Team, competed in a range of series, including Spanish Formula 3, Euroseries F3, Superleague Formula and the World Touring Car Championship, as well as the 2005 24 Hours of Daytona.
The Spaniard suffered life threatening injuries in June 2012 after colliding with a stationary truck whilst conducting a...
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