María de Villota

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María de Villota in October 2011.

María de Villota Comba (13 January 1980 – 11 October 2013) was a Spanish racing driver.

María de Villota was born in Madrid on 13 January 1980. She was the daughter of former Formula One driver Emilio de Villota. She was also the sister of Emilio de Villota, Jr., who also competed in Formula Palmer Audi. Before her death, de Villota was recovering from serious injuries on her head and face. These was caused by a straight-line testing accident at the Duxford Aerodrome in Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England on 3 July 2012. She married Rodrigo García Millán, a personal trainer and owner of Oxigeno Training, on 28 July 2013 in Seville. They got married less than three months before her death.[1]

María de Villota died from a heart failure on 11 October 2013. She died in a hotel room in Seville, at the age of 33. Her death was said to have been caused by the accident she had in 2012. She was outlived by her husband and her family.[2]

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  1. "María de Villota biography". speedsport-magazine.com. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  2. "Maria de Villota: Former F1 driver found dead in Spanish hotel room". Daily Mirror. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 

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