It has been confirmed that 33-year-old F1 Spanish female racer Maria de Villota was found dead in her hotel room Sunday morning. This is the same female driver who was involved in a terrible crash just last year during a test run at the British Grand Prix. It was this crash that almost left her dead and cost her right eye.
Reports show that the F1 driver was found dead in her room at the Sevilla Congresos, located in Seville. She was found by her assistant who was waking her up to start her day. Once she was unable to wake the driver, she called for help. Right now, no one knows for sure what killed Maria, but police say that they believe that she died from natural causes. Nothing can be confirmed yet until the autopsy report comes back.
The police believe that her death was related to the injuries that she suffered almost a year ago. Lately, Maria had been suffering from headaches and migraines. These had been very common for her since the accident a year ago. The night that she died, reports show that she went to bed early with another headache. Police believe that the autopsy report will show that there was some kind of swelling in the brain that was caused by the impact of the crash.
Maria had been scheduled to give an inspirational lecture on the morning of her death. She was going to talk about the crash and how it cost her eye. She was going to tell people that they can never give up and have to keep believing. Soon after the news of her death spread, her family took to Facebook and told all of her fans. They said that she was gone and had to go to heaven like the other angels.
Maria’s death has upset a lot of people in the F1 world. Jenson Button said that he was just crushed when he heard the news. He said that it was horrendous and that Maria had been through so much. He went on to say that she was so kind despite everything she had been through. In fact, he recalled working with her just this year at a charity for children in Barcelona. He said that she was the very first to throw her hand in to help. She loved doing everything she could for the community.
Despite losing an eye, Maria had been cleared to race again back in February. Despite this, Maria said that she was giving up on her career as a driver and wanted to become a public speaker. She loved working with people and wanted to inspire others. This is why she was giving an inspirational speech.