Skip to comments.Ex-F1 test driver Maria de Villota dies at 33
Posted on 10/11/2013 7:58:29 AM PDT by Doogle
A year after almost losing her life behind the wheel of a race car, former Formula One test driver Maria de Villota was found dead in a hotel room in Seville on Friday.
Spanish police told The Associated Press that investigators did not find any drugs or signs of violence and "everything points to a death by natural causes." De Villota was 33. The police spokesman spoke on condition of anonymity in line with police policy.
De Villota's manager alerted staff at the Hotel Sevilla Congresos. An autopsy will be carried out.
De Villota was seriously injured last year in a crash during testing for the Marussia F1 team in England, losing her right eye and sustaining other serious head injuries that kept her hospitalized for a month.
De Villota, a Madrid native, was the daughter of Emilio de Villota, who competed in F1 from 1976-82.
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It was the Barber...
related to that crash I suppose
She slept with one eye...
Rest in Peace.
Que en paz descanse.
“everything points to a death by natural causes.”
At 33 years of age?........hmm
Was Maria about to expose the truth of where 0 was really born?
naturally resulting from the effects of that crash
Did you read even the excerpt?
“De Villota was seriously injured last year in a crash during testing for the Marussia F1 team in England, losing her right eye and sustaining other serious head injuries that kept her hospitalized for a month.”
I expect “natural causes” in this context could mean delayed effects from the above. No one stabbed her or similar.
I’m surprised she survived the crash.
with those injuries me too
Perhaps a blood clot developed and caused a stroke.
Sad. Thirty-three is too young.
what a crazy profession...
It was a weird crash. It wasn’t even on the track or at high speed. She had just completed her test run and was returning to the paddock, had slowed to about 20 mph, when suddenly the car accelerated to about 40mph and was wedged in beneath a large team equipment truck. She received head injuries and lost an eye as a result.
That was a first-class reconstruction job.
Click on the article. She looked very good except for the eye patch. Her hair was silver. I think that is kinda young for 33. Anyway she seemed to be healthy and getting her life back. Very sad.. She was just married. Doubt suicide but you never know do you?
The hair going from blonde to silver at the age of 33 suggests something awry in her body chemistry, unless she dyed it that way on purpose.
She died from an aneurysm brought on by frustration signing up for Obamacare.
You are ignorant. Not every young person dies of suicide. Apparently healthy people die every day of conditions no one suspected or from supposedly minor accidents or injuries.Except something really vital was injured and no one noticed.Just like the young man in Cincinnati who dies long months after being beaten by a gang,even if the authorities feared race riots too much to admit it.Many injuries don’t show on the outside.
This young woman was seriously injured and it is a surprise she even lived through the crash.
The asinine song or meme “whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is simply not true. Whatever doesn’t kill you still leaves great injury and saps your resources.
I’ve survived some vehicle crashes and other accidents and every one has left some pain and weakness behind to remind me.
Until competent doctors say otherwise I will presume the crash injuries were the cause of death.
I got S$P hair at 23, ran in the family. By the time I turned 30 there was more salt than pepper...*smiles*
Too bad. It will be interesting to see what is the COD.
YOU obviously don't know what the word "may" means.
Plus, I don't need lectures and name-calling from the likes of you. Please reserve your misplaced expletives for your mirror.
She said “I’ve got my eye out for Mullah Omar” and he took exception to being dissed by a girl...
they’ve already forgotten about that...they’ve moved along to the next hill.......
the car did not accelerate... listen to the audio of the crash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ2lFme6Xf8
they tried to blame it on the car, but it was not the car’s fault and was cleared in the investigation
LOL! Bout 35 years since I heard that one!
If only we could remember our classwork so well...
I aced calculus in college, a couple years ago my son asked for some help with his homework. I couldn’t even remember what a derivative was. Total blank. Use it or lose it.
Maybe she was texting.
Aren’t comments about “harelips” and “aneurism caused by signing up for Obamacare” and “maybe she was texting” a bit tasteless? This isn’t DU, so why should we fall to their level? This wasn’t even a political person, and probably someone most of us had never even heard of.
some people are “venting”....I’m in a forgiving mood....*smiles*....I put in on overall “tension”.....let it go..
Ok. Last week, we in Seattle had a bad football weekend, and it reflected in my comments on unrelated topics. I went on a couple of rants I later regretted.
*smiles*...we all have...I just happen to catch this one this time
why would they say it's the cars fault? simple... $$$$$
also the car was ruled not at fault from the telemetry in the investigation, that's why there was no money paid out
i wasn't being snarky in my reply, i just followed the crash from the day it happened
I was not making a judgment on what caused the car to accelerate, but only that it was reported by witnesses to have accelerated from about 20 mph to 40 mph. I have no stake whatsoever on whether it was a mechanical problem, driver error, or simply unknown.
Ignorant means “don’t know”;now stupid means “don’t know and don’t care to find out”.
People who don’t know it if was , ought not toss out the word suicide so easily and often.
Sure I know what the word “may” means;and it is a cheap way to make an unsupported accusation that can ruin someone’s reputation without being held liable.Because you didn’t say it was “x”,only that it MAY be “x”. It is especially cheap if the person accused or slandered is unable to defend himself.I could say a person “may” do or be a lot of unsavory things and that will create a doubt in some minds;pretty much what Democrats do to their opponents every day.
She was in Seville to promote her autobiography, titled “Life is a Gift”. Every interview suggested she was very, very happy to be alive after her horrific accident.
Watching the F1 coverage of qualifying, and they are reporting she died of a heart attack, natural causes.