F1 Driver Injured in Crash

Maria de Villota

Maria de Villota is a Formula One test driver for Marussia. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Maria de Villota, a Formula One test driver, is conscious following her crash during testing Tuesday morning at Duxford Airfield near Cambridge, England.

According to reports, de Villota was slowly returning to the temporary pit awning after her first run in a straight-line aerodynamic test when her car accelerated and collided with the rear of a team transporter truck.

The Marussia driver was rushed to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with "life-threatening injuries," but arrived in stable condition and is undergoing further medical assessment.

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