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Ex-F1 test driver Maria de Villota dies at 33
AP via FOX ^ | 10/11/13 | FOX

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Sports
KEYWORDS: f1; mariadevillota; obituary; women
RIP
1 posted on 10/11/2013 7:58:29 AM PDT by Doogle
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To: Doogle

It was the Barber...


2 posted on 10/11/2013 8:00:30 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Doogle

related to that crash I suppose


3 posted on 10/11/2013 8:00:35 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Doogle

She slept with one eye...

Rest in Peace.


4 posted on 10/11/2013 8:01:49 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Chode

ping........


5 posted on 10/11/2013 8:03:28 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Vendome; smokingfrog

...open


6 posted on 10/11/2013 8:07:45 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Doogle

Que en paz descanse.


7 posted on 10/11/2013 8:11:11 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Doogle

“everything points to a death by natural causes.”

At 33 years of age?........hmm


8 posted on 10/11/2013 8:12:00 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Doogle

Was Maria about to expose the truth of where 0 was really born?


9 posted on 10/11/2013 8:14:24 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: GeronL
Here's a pic showing the head injuries she suffered.
10 posted on 10/11/2013 8:15:11 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

dang


11 posted on 10/11/2013 8:15:31 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: V_TWIN

naturally resulting from the effects of that crash


12 posted on 10/11/2013 8:16:08 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: V_TWIN

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.


13 posted on 10/11/2013 8:16:16 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: GeronL

I’m surprised she survived the crash.


14 posted on 10/11/2013 8:17:47 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

with those injuries me too


15 posted on 10/11/2013 8:18:59 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: FreedomPoster

Perhaps a blood clot developed and caused a stroke.


16 posted on 10/11/2013 8:20:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: null and void; smokingfrog

Wood Eye!!


17 posted on 10/11/2013 8:22:51 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Doogle

Sad. Thirty-three is too young.


18 posted on 10/11/2013 8:24:03 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Vendome

Harelip, harelip!


19 posted on 10/11/2013 8:24:40 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Doogle

RIP.


20 posted on 10/11/2013 8:26:40 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Doogle
Sounds to me like it may be suicide.....losing an eye, no longer able to race, maybe facial disfigurement, whatever. So sad.

Leni

21 posted on 10/11/2013 8:29:04 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: EEGator

what a crazy profession...


22 posted on 10/11/2013 8:29:16 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: MinuteGal
Before the crash:

After crash


23 posted on 10/11/2013 8:33:30 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: GeronL

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.


24 posted on 10/11/2013 8:35:35 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: PapaBear3625

That was a first-class reconstruction job.


25 posted on 10/11/2013 8:39:33 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: MinuteGal

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?


26 posted on 10/11/2013 8:42:39 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: prof.h.mandingo

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.


27 posted on 10/11/2013 8:54:56 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: MichaelCorleone

She died from an aneurysm brought on by frustration signing up for Obamacare.


28 posted on 10/11/2013 9:02:40 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: MinuteGal

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.


29 posted on 10/11/2013 9:17:00 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: prof.h.mandingo

I got S$P hair at 23, ran in the family. By the time I turned 30 there was more salt than pepper...*smiles*


30 posted on 10/11/2013 11:11:08 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: null and void

Oh dear.

Too bad. It will be interesting to see what is the COD.


31 posted on 10/11/2013 12:36:46 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: hoosierham
"You are ignorant."

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.

Leni

32 posted on 10/11/2013 2:10:15 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: smokingfrog; dead

She said “I’ve got my eye out for Mullah Omar” and he took exception to being dissed by a girl...


33 posted on 10/11/2013 2:21:49 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Doogle
hell of a price to pay for the PC crowd... now they have to live with themselves
34 posted on 10/11/2013 2:44:39 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

they’ve already forgotten about that...they’ve moved along to the next hill.......


35 posted on 10/11/2013 2:49:03 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Steve_Seattle

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


36 posted on 10/11/2013 2:57:46 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: null and void
Harelip, harelip!

LOL! Bout 35 years since I heard that one!

37 posted on 10/11/2013 3:39:00 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou

If only we could remember our classwork so well...


38 posted on 10/11/2013 3:45:52 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

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.


39 posted on 10/11/2013 3:54:31 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Maybe she was texting.


40 posted on 10/11/2013 3:56:12 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Chode
"the car did not accelerate"

The story I read (not the story posted here) - written at the time of the accident, which I read today, said it accelerated. I don't know how you can determine that it didn't accelerate from audio alone. I assume that eyewitnesses said it accelerated. WHY it accelerated is a different question. I just took verbatim what I read in the article.
41 posted on 10/11/2013 5:05:24 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Doogle

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.


42 posted on 10/11/2013 5:10:45 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

some people are “venting”....I’m in a forgiving mood....*smiles*....I put in on overall “tension”.....let it go..


43 posted on 10/11/2013 5:13:46 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

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.


44 posted on 10/11/2013 5:16:21 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

*smiles*...we all have...I just happen to catch this one this time


45 posted on 10/11/2013 5:18:03 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Steve_Seattle
i know you are going by the article, but a car cannot accelerate without the engine doing so also, and the engine stays at a constant rev till she hit the hauler and stops...

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

46 posted on 10/11/2013 8:20:57 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

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.


47 posted on 10/11/2013 10:28:22 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: MinuteGal

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.


48 posted on 10/11/2013 10:56:11 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: MinuteGal

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.


49 posted on 10/11/2013 11:29:49 PM PDT by Betis70
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To: Steve_Seattle
FReegards...
50 posted on 10/12/2013 6:14:42 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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