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Massa FIA Medical Tests Positive but not Conclusive

by F1Fan on October 12, 2009

The Second day of Medical tests for Felipe Massa at the Pitié Salpetrière hospital in Paris concluded on schedule. The medical team, including Professor Jean-Charles Piette, FIA’s medical delegate, completed a series of neurological exams started on friday, whose outcome was positive enough to allow the next step in Massa’s recovery program.

Massa will drive a private F2007 Formula One single seater this Monday (today), through the assistance of Ferrari’s F1 Clienti department. However today’s test while significant apparently in no way signifies an imminent return to competition for Massa.

While the results of the FIA tests in Paris were positive they were not conclusive enough to endorse a return to racing this season. Ferrari and Massa have decided to proceed in a measured manner and will not decide on his return date until early in the 2010 season.

So my prediction for Massa’s return in Brazil was a little overly optimistic to say the least, apparently he will still have some limited involvement in his home Grand Prix but it will only be waving the checkered flag at the end of the race.

Oh! well, hopefully 2010 will be a better story.

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