F1: Massa’s Condition Serious

July 26th, 2009  

Topic: F1: Massa’s Condition Serious

F1: Massa’s Condition Serious

Written by: SPEED Staff / GMM
Date: 07/25/2009 - 06:00 PM
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Felipe Massa is in serious condition Saturday night after undergoing surgery on his fractured skull.
Brawn team boss Ross Brawn confirmed that the piece of Rubens Barrichello’s car that fell off and struck Massa on the helmet at the Hungaroring during qualifying weighed nearly 2 pounds and is made of steel.
It resulted in the 28-year-old Brazilian driver sustaining a cut forehead, skull damage and brain concussion, and after surgery he is in intensive care in the central Budapest hospital AEK.
During a news conference, hospital medical director Peter Bazso said Massa’s condition “is serious, but stable”, according to the AP wire service.
Chief surgeon Lajos Zsiros added that Massa is sedated and on a respirator, a condition that will continue overnight, and that he is expected to be woken up on Sunday.
Ferrari spokesman Luca Colajanni said the Italian team will issue an update on Massa’s condition late Sunday morning.
The rear spring that struck Massa’s helmet has been impounded by the FIA.
“A spring coming off and being in a collision four seconds later is an incredible circumstance and coincidence,” McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh is quoted as saying by the BBC.
“You have to remember that motor racing is dangerous and that racing drivers are incredibly brave. It’s all too easy to become blasé about that.”
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I'm not a big Ferrari fan or anything, but I sure hope he pulls through.
July 26th, 2009  
Hope he makes it.

July 26th, 2009  
The Other Guy
So I heard... it's been just over fifteen years since Ayrton Senna hit the wall at Imola, the last time anyone died as a result of F-1 Related injuries. Back in the 70s there was a driver (whose name I can't remember) who hit an usher crossing the road to attend to a wreck. The usher was killed, as was the driver, who was hit by the fire extinguisher the usher had been carrying...

I hope Massa pulls through this. Ferrari is having a REALLY rough season...

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