Two weeks after Maria De Villota’s accident at Duxford Airfield, the Marussia F1 Team has completed its own detailed investigation into the cause of the crash. The initial analysis immediately after the crash concluded that there were no car-related issues and cleared the use of the chassis for the British GP. There then followed a further detailed analysis of the accident with an external forensic investigation, independent of the team’s enquiry.
“We are satisfied that the findings of our internal investigation exclude the car as a factor in the accident,” said team principal John Booth. “We have shared and discussed our findings with the Health and Safety Executive for their consideration as part of their ongoing investigation. This has been a necessarily thorough process in order to understand the cause of the accident. We have now concluded our investigatory work and can again focus on the priority, which continues to be Maria’s wellbeing. In that regard, we continue to support Maria and the De Villota family in any way we can.”