Jul 03, 2012 01:18 PM EDT
Marussia test driver Maria De Villota, a Formula 1 test driver who suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash during testing in Cambridgeshire, has regained consciousness, according to a report.
The 32-year-old Spaniard was taking part in her first test for the Formula One team at Duxford Airfield when she crashed into a support truck after completing her opening installation lap.
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The Spaniard, 32, is being treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, according to the BBC. She had suffered "facial and head injuries" and was in a stable condition on her arrival at hospital.
Marussia spokespeople issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon indicating that her life was not in danger, but that it was too early to assess the extent of her injuries.
"Since Maria's arrival at the hospital at approximately 10.45am this morning, she has been receiving the best medical attention possible at the hospital, which is the region's major trauma centre," said the statement.
"Maria is conscious and medical assessments are ongoing. The team will await the outcome of these assessments before providing further comment. The team's first priority at this time is Maria and her family."
The 32-year-old Spanish driver joined the Russian-owned team in March and this was the first time she tested the MR-01 car.
The F1 community has taken to Twitter to send her their well wishes.
Fernando Alonso wrote on Twitter: "I just got home and found out [about] Maria's accident, we called the family and hopefully we will know more soon! All my energy with you!"
Jenson Button also wrote: "Terrible accident for Maria de Villota, Marussia F1 team test driver. My thoughts are with Maria and her family at this very difficult time."
Marussia started in Formula One as Virgin Racing in 2010. It rebranded as Marussia for the start of this season after Russian sports car manufacturer Marussia Motors bought a controlling stake in the company.
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