Shock at the death of Maria de Villota
María de Villota has died today at 33 years in a hotel in Sevilla, apparently of natural causes caused by the aftermath of the accident he suffered last year and half. The news has shocked the entire Spanish sport. From Colgados want to send a heartfelt condolences your family and friends.
Maria started in the world of the engine 1996, with 16 years, karting, He won his first races. His life was influenced by his father Emilio de Villota who accompanied him in his first steps into the world of karts. His father was his inspiration, This former F1 driver transmitted to their children their love for the world of the engine.
He debuted in the category of cars in the year 2000, in formula Castrol, thanks to Movistar. After spending two years in that category he went to compete at the Championship of Spain Formula 3. He was part of the team of Atletico Madrid until 2011 Superleague Formula. He ran for Renault and for the Russian team Marussia where he suffered the fatal accident 3 July 2012.
The accident was fatal to their aspirations in F1, He lost his right eye and this prevented keep him in top competition. Was Bachelor of Science in Physical Activity and Sport and was responsible for the School of Pilots Emilio de Villota.
Today 11 October leaves us the highest female representative of the world of the engine in Spain. From Colgados we send our condolences to his family, her husband, Rodrigo García Millán, especially everyone from the engine friends. Rest in peace.
Reactions from the world of Spanish sport.
Of course the world of the engine has been turned in the affection directed to Mary and her family, starting Alonso, our best representative and mate 1 of Madrid. Other athletes have also led moving words.
Fernando Verdasco He said in Shanghai, which he is contesting the Masters tournament 1000 tennis, Maria de Villota had an example of struggle and tenacity in adversity. “News is so sad to receive and I was dismayed to knowing his death”, said Verdasco. “From here I send to all your family my condolences and all my love”, He said.
Jorge Lorenzo he learned shortly after the training the Malaysian Grand Prix MotoGP death of Maria de Villota. “What a sad news just received in Malaysia, the great loss of María de Villota, a fighter. The sport will miss you. DEP”, He posted on his Twitter account.
Dani Pedrosa and Marc Márquez They were added to the grief over the death of Maria de Villota. “The truth is that a story like this affects all”, Marquez said. And other athletes, as Alberto Contador or Mireia Belmonte They joined the flood of condolences.
Institutions also come from reactions. The Sports Council, the Royal Automobile Club of Spain (RACE) and the president of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), Alejandro Blanco, They expressed their grief over the death of Maria de Villota.