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Felipe Massa Cleared To Continue Recovery At Home

Felipe Massa has been given confirmation that he may now complete his recovery from a major accident at the Hungarian Grand Prix at home in Brazil, a spokesperson from Ferrari told us.

Massa left the AEK hospital where the bulk of his treatment took place two days ago to fly home to Brazil.  He went to the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paolo where doctors told him to go home and look after himself.

Massa was hit in the face by a spring which failed on the back of the Brawn GP car during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. He was left unconscious and confused about the crash, which he does not have any recollection of.  Initial fears were that Massa would be blinded in one eye from the incident, but these fears were availed – however his left eye remains very swollen.

For the European Grand Prix, Ferrari have recruited their most successful driver ever back to the seat; the 7 time world champion Michael Schumacher.

“Felipe has had a remarkable recovery,” said Massa’s personal doctor Dino Altmann.

“We did a series of in-depth tests and the outcome is very encouraging so that we, together with the hospital’s medical staff, decided that it wouldn’t be currently necessary to further intervene from a surgical point of view.

“The best thing for him now is to go back home, where he can calmly convalesce and rehabilitate.”

The remains of the F60 after Massas huge shunt

The remains of the F60 after Massa's huge shunt

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