Spanish racing driver Maria De Villota died as a result of the injuries she suffered during a crash last year, her family has been told. De Villota, 33, was found dead in a hotel room in Seville, Spain on Friday. In a statement, the family said the Formula 1 reserve driver died 'as a consequence of the neurological injuries she suffered in July 2012, according to the forensic doctor'. De Villota lost her right eye in a crash while testing for Marussia. The statement added: 'Maria is gone, but she has left us a very clear message of joy and hope, which is helping the family move on in these moments.' More to follow.
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