The Hottest Women of the Grand Prix – Maria De Villota
Together with Susie Wolff, Spanish racer Maria De Villota may be the only other female driver presently contracted for an F1 team. Between 2009 and 2011, De Villota drove for that Atletico Madrid team within the now defunct Superleague Formula series – a cutting-edge category that searched for sponsorship by pairing teams with European football squads. It had been and in 2011 that De Villota got her first taste of F1 using a one-day test at Paul Ricard Circuit in France using the then Lotus Renault GP team – and was signed by Marussia for 2012.
However, in her own first aerodynamic test for that team at the begining of This summer, De Villota was in an accident in the finish of her first installation run. She went through a extended operation to deal with the intense mind and facial injuries she experienced – losing her right eye along the way. However, the Spanish driver came back to Spain to start her recovery just 17 days after her accident.