Formula 1 Test Driver Who Lost Eye in Crash Dead at 33
Maria De Villota found in Spain hotel room
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Oct 11, 2013 12:09 PM CDT

(Newser) – Ex-Formula One test driver Maria De Villota was found dead in her hotel room in Seville, Spain, yesterday. She was just 33 years old. According to reports, De Villota was pronounced dead in the room despite several attempts by paramedics to revive her. She was reportedly in Seville to help launch her new autobiography. De Villota suffered severe head and facial injuries, including the loss of her right eye, during a terrifying crash last July that ended her racing career.