LONDON (AP) — Formula One outfit Marussia says the test driver who lost her eye after crashing during a team exercise has undergone further surgery.
Marussia says Maria de Villota is responding well but remains "acutely ill."
The 32-year-old Spaniard lost her right eye after hitting the team's support truck in a straight-line test at an airfield in England on Tuesday.
Having had surgery on Tuesday, De Villota underwent what Marussia described as "another planned procedure" on Friday at a hospital in Cambridge, north of London.
Marussia says "the surgeons successfully completed the next phase of surgery required to address Maria's facial injuries."
The team adds that De Villota's "condition in relation to the head trauma she received has further improved, to the extent that she is now 'serious but stable.'"