Another female in a male bastion, Simona de Silvestro joins Sauber F1

Sauber has roped in Simona de Silvestro as an affiliate driver. The 25-year-old Swiss driver will be actively involved in the Zurich-based team`s preparation for 2015 F1 season.

Nadal speaks of sadness over Villota death

Tennis world number one Rafael Nadal Friday spoke of his sadness over the death of Spanish former Formula 1 test driver Maria de Villota, whose body was found in a hotel room in Seville.

Emotional tributes for tragic de Villota

Formula One competitors paid emotional tribute on Friday to former reserve driver Maria de Villota, who was found dead in a hotel room a year after a serious accident in testing.

Spanish female former F1 test driver Maria de Villota found dead

Spanish Formula One test driver Maria de Villota has been found dead in a hotel in the southern Spanish city of Seville, a police spokeswoman said on Friday.

Car not to blame for De Villota accident: Marussia

The Marussia Formula One team says the accident that caused one of its test drivers to lose an eye wasn`t the fault of the car involved.

Marussia test driver loses eye after crash

Marussia test driver Maria deVillota has lost her right eye after a crash while testing its Formula One car, the team said Wednesday.

F1 Test driver Maria de Villota 'stable'

Formula One test driver Maria de Villota, who suffered multiple injuries in a crash during testing in Cambridgeshire, was stated to be stable.

F1 test driver Maria battling for life after crash

Formula One test driver Maria de Villota has sustained life-threatening injuries in a crash during testing in Cambridgeshire, the Marussia team and local ambulance services said Tuesday.

Formula One team appoints female test driver

Formula One team Marussia have appointed Spaniard Maria De Villota, an experienced racer in women`s autosport, as one of their test drivers.