The family of Maria de Villota have said that her death was caused by injuries sustained in her testing crash in 2012.
De Villota was found dead in a hotel early on Friday morning in Seville.
De Villota was returning to the pits at Duxford Aerodrome in July 2012 when her Marussia car struck a team support truck. She sustained serious skull injuries and lost the use of her right eye.
‘Maria left us while she was sleeping, approximately at 6am, as a consequence of the neurological injuries that she suffered in July of 2012, according to what the forensic doctor has told us,' read a statement released by De Villota's family.
‘Maria is gone, but she has left us a very clear message...
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