De Villota to undergo more major operations 9 November, 2012 Nov.9 (GMM) Marussia test driver Maria de Villota has revealed that she will have to undergo at least two more operations in the near future in the wake of her freak testing accident earlier this year. The 32-year-old female driver, who lost her left eye in the incident, suffered serious skull, brain and facial injuries earlier this year during a day of straightline testing for Marussia at a UK airfield. She is quoted by the Spanish sports daily Marca as revealing that she has “five plates” in her head as a result of surgery after the impact with the truck loading ramp, “and they are still not all positioned quite right”. A second forthcoming operation, she explained, is to remedy a problem with the “limited” movement of her mouth, caused by muscle atrophy. The Spaniard said surgeons intend to fix the problems “in one or two operations, if possible”. De Villota insisted: “I have never lost my good mood as I think that everything is for the better.” Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsTodt: Let’s wait for Bianchi crash findings before judgingFIA requests Bianchi crash information from teamsMarussia: Shocked and angered by these allegationsEmotions still high as Bianchi fights for his lifeMarussia: We need to defend what Jules gave to usRossi set to substitute for Bianchi in AustinMarussia to race with only one car at Russian GPWho is FOM protecting by withholding Bianchi video?Rossi waits but Marussia may field one car in RussiaMarussia withdraw team from GP3 Series McLarenfan She is a fighter and will smile all the way.