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 NewsRossi and Chilton looking beyond Marussia demiseMarussia F1 cars and team equipment up for auctionMarussia fail in late attempt to race in Abu DhabiEnd of Formula 1 dream for MarussiaMarussia enters administrationBrothers look to save troubled MarussiaEcclestone: Caterham and Marussia not going to AmericaTodt: Let’s wait for Bianchi crash findings before judgingFIA requests Bianchi crash information from teamsMarussia: Shocked and angered by these allegations McLarenfan She is a fighter and will smile all the way.