De Villota leaves hospital
Marussia driver released from Madrid hospital after plastic surgery
By William Esler. Last Updated: July 26, 2012 5:00pm
Maria De Villota: Has finally left hospital after her crash
Maria De Villota has been released from hospital following her accident whilst straight-line testing for Marussia at the start of July.
The Spanish driver lost her right eye after suffering severe facial injuries when her car collided with the back of one of the team's lorries.
The 32-year-old had two operations at Addendrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, where she made her initial recovery, before being transferred to Madrid's La Paz hospital last week, where she underwent further surgery.
"The patient is in good general condition, so she was discharged from hospital yesterday," read a statement issued by the hospital.
"In these six days, she has been treated by specialists of the plastic and neurological surgery services, and the ophthalmology department, who will continue to follow her, as she will need to undergo periodical checks and treatments.
"As announced previously, the patient has lost her right eye, as a consequence of the serious trauma suffered, and she will be closely followed by the ophthalmology service.
"The specialists of the plastic surgery service will be responsible for following the serious injuries to her face and correcting the effects of those."