/F1: Massa undergoes surgery after qualifying crash

F1: Massa undergoes surgery after qualifying crash

Felipe Massas Ferrari at F1: Massa undergoes surgery after qualifying crash

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa has undergone a surgery at AEK hospital in Budapest following his crash during today’s second qualifying sessions for Hungaroring Grand Prix. Barrichelo’s car fallen spring caused this injury as it struck the Brazilian in the helmet, then he lost control and ended up in the barriers. He had suffered a damaged skull and broken forehead.

Felipe was airlifted to the hospital where he got the surgery on his head. The operation has gone well and Massa’s condition is stable, but he is kept under observation in the intensive care unit. Ferrari will announce an update on this tomorrow morning.

Ross Brawn has also commented on their car’s problem: “We had a problem at the back, so we are still investigating and we haven’t had the piece back from the FIA yet so once we get it back we can understand what occurred and then draw some conclusions,”

It is the first time we’ve had a problem with the car. The car has been really reliable and we are obviously looking all through the data to understand what caused the problem. It is hard to comment at the moment until we have studied everything. We put a new component on Jenson’s car in qualifying just to be safe, but we are still studying everything that went on to understand what happened.” Said Mr.Brawn

Looks like Kimi Raikkonen was right in saying that their team is cursed! In the course of a bad season, this accident was also really unlucky for them. Obviously Massa won’t be driving in sunday’s race.

source: autosport

picture: Guardian.co.uk

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