Felipe MAssa

Massa Remarkable Recovery Continues

by F1Fan on September 1, 2009

After being hit in the head by a metal spring traveling at over 160 miles per hour, being airlifted to Hospital and spending many days in intensive car Felipe Massa’s remarkable Recovery continues on track.

Over the weekend Felipe flew to Miami to be examined by Professor Stephen Olvey, Head of the Jackson Memorial Hospital Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit.

All of the tests carried out were positive including neurometric tests, impact tests, cognitive capacity tests and eye tests. So it looks like everything is falling into place for Felipe to get back to racing sooner rather than later.

Massa will require some plastic surgery at the site of the impact and this surgery will take place in the next few days and after a short convalescence it is expected that Felipe can then gradually start his physical conditioning.


“I’m very happy about the results,” Felipe stated before boarding the plane back to Sao Paulo. “After the small surgery in the next days I can finally start to go to the gym to get back into shape and drive some tests in karts. On the track with a Formula 1 single-seater? Let’s take it step by step: at the moment I’m concentrating on taking up physical activities, which is a great step forward.”

So who will be driving in Massa’s car at Monza ? After the lack luster performance of Luca Badoer at the last two Grand Prix it is hard to believe that Ferrari will allow him to drive competitively again. A lot of rumors surrounded Giancarlo Fisichella at Spa this past weekend, predicting that he would be offered the Drive. Even after his stellar performance coming a close second behind Raikkonen no official news has been forthcoming so far. I gues we will just have to wait a few more day’s!

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