Date: 27th July 2012 at 9:53am
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Last week Marussia F1 test driver Maria de Villota returned to Spain to continue her hospital treatment.

But after just one week, she has since been released to continue her recuperation at home.

Her condition will continue to be monitored and she will continue to receive treatment on her facial and skull injuries. But considering how severe the injuries she sustained actually were, this is another positive step for the Spaniard following her crash at Duxford Airfield.

‘The patient’s general conditions are good, which allowed us to release her yesterday,’ A Marussia statement said on Thursday.

‘In these six days, she has been treated by specialists of the plastic and neurological surgery services, and the ophthalmology department, who will continue to follow her, as she will need to undergo periodical checks and treatments.

‘As communicated previously, the patient has lost her right eye, as a consequence of the serious trauma suffered, and she will be closely followed by the ophthalmology service. The specialists of the plastic surgery service will be responsible for following the serious injuries to her face and correcting the effects of those.’