Auto racing • Maria de Villota, a pioneering Formula One test driver who lost an eye and nearly died in a crash last year was found dead Friday in a hotel room in Seville, Spain. She was 33.
The autopsy showed "neurological damage" from that wreck likely caused her death, her sister Isabel said, adding that de Villota died in her sleep.
De Villota had seemingly recovered from the crash, although she was no longer doing F1 testing. She had written a book about her accident and recently married.