Yes I just saw that, very strange... It sounds more like driver error than anything else, I can't remember ever seeing a stuck throttle or something similar in F1.
Hope she's OK, I guess a lorry isn't as soft to crash in to as a tyre barrier. You'd imagine it wasn't particularly high speed, so the fact she's injured at all could suggest a head injury unfortunately?
BBC reporting that the helmet took the brunt of the impact. Almost certainly a head injury. Apparently she is fighting for her life. Sends the willies down you. It's horrible to hear of these tragedies in motor racing.
Maria de Vilotta has apparently had a life-threatening crash in aero-testing at Duxford today. The car hit one of the Marussia transporters, with the helmet taking the brunt of the impact. This is very sad news, as it is not clear what caused the accident, as the car seemed to accelerate into the truck!
Bad news for women drivers, even if its later found out not to be her fault. Personally I couldn't care less what danglies a driver has as long as they can do the job, but its clear women are up against it in professional motorsport due, if nothing else, to their low numbers and this won't do anything to stop the sarcy comments. I hope she recovers quickly.
It's a difficult thing to do to speculate about the cause of the accident at this moment in time, but the anti-stall suddenly kicking in with the car in first gear and decelerating could presumably account for the sudden acceleration described by witnesses to the crash?