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F1 test driver suffers serious injuries in crash

3 July 2012 Last updated at 21:43 BST

A Formula 1 test driver who suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash during testing in Cambridgeshire has regained consciousness.

Maria de Villota was hurt while driving an MR-01 race car for the first time for the Oxfordshire-based Marussia team at Duxford airfield.

The car hit a Marussia support truck which had been used to transport it to the track.

The Spaniard, 32, is being treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Felicity Simper reports.